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Earthquakes recorded in the eastern Caribbean

Editorial Staff

Jan 14, 2023

Two earthquakes were recorded in the Eastern Caribbean yesterday afternoon and last night.

According to the UWI Seismic Research Centre a 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on Friday night around 11.27 pm at a depth of 16 km.  

According to the Automatic Earthquake Location from the UWI Seismic Research Center, the quake struck:  

  • Castries, Saint Lucia, 85 km, SE 
  • Bridgetown, Barbados, 98 km, NW 
  • Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 107 km, NE 

Meanwhile, another earthquake was recorded earlier on Friday afternoon.  

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred around 4:19 pm (local time) at a depth of 41 km.  

According to the Automatic Earthquake Location from the UWI Seismic Research Center, that quake struck: 

  • Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 255 km, NE 
  • Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 282 km, NE 
  • Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, 340 km, ENE 

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