Two more tremors were recorded off Barbados, St. Lucia and Martinique, following at least five events over a six-hour period yesterday.
According to Caribbean 360 News, preliminary information provided by the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad indicated that the quakes were recorded a minute past midnight, and then at 3:44 am.
The first was a 4.0 magnitude tremor occurring 170 kilometers northeast of Bridgetown, Barbados; 301 kilometers east of Castries, St. Lucia and 322 kilometers east southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique.
The second was weaker – 3.8 magnitude – with its epicenter 119 kilometers northeast of Bridgetown, 236 kilometers east of Castries, and 259 kilometers east southeast of Fort-de-France.
Barbadians and residents of neighbouring St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, Guadeloupe and even Guyana reported feeling the effects of yesterday’s earthquakes, particularly the first 5.7 magnitude tremor which struck at 7:01am and the most intense one of the day – a 6.4 magnitude quake which sent people in some of the affected countries scampering from shaking buildings around 11:16 am.