Caribbean Earthquake

Quake Flash report : Harmless moderate earthquake near St. Lucia, Martinique and Barbados

Last update: August 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm by By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniel


Castries, St Lucia one of the cities where the earthquake was felt – Panoramio picture courtesy MHCharlton –

Just after midnight local time a moderate earthquake struck below the sea-floor of the triangle St. Lucia, Martinique and Barbados.
Based on the first I Have Felt It reports from the area, this earthquake has been felt as a “light shaking” (MMI IV) in Saint Lucia and as a weak shaking (MMI III)  in Martinique, Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The distance from the epicenter (in between Saint Lucia and Barbados) to the nearest populated island is too big to generate any damage or injuries.

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