Saturday 15 August, 2020

3 earthquakes recorded within hours in the Windward Islands

Photo courtesy the UWI Seismic Research Centre.

Photo courtesy the UWI Seismic Research Centre.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre recorded a total of three seismic events in the Windward Islands one of which occurred in Dominica, between Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The first event was recorded around 9:00 pm local time on December 11, 2018, with a magnitude of 4.0.

The event's location was latitude 16.74N, longitude 59.58W, with a depth of 10 kilometres. 

The event was located 224 kilometres east-northeast of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 255 kilometres east of Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda, and 257 kilometres northeast of Roseau, Dominica.

The second event took place just 17 minutes later around 9:17 pm local time with a magnitude of 3.7 and a depth of five kilometres. 

The event was just 11 kilometres northeast of Roseau, Dominica, 89 kilometres north-northwest of Fort-de-France, Martinique, and 100 kilometres south-southeast of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

The third event took place around 3:00 am on Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.0 and depth of 10 kilometres.

The event was located just 94 kilometres of Bridgetown, Barbados, 102 kilometres southeast of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 153 kilometres southeast of Castries, Saint Lucia.

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DISCLAIMER: These events have not been reviewed by an analyst but were automatically located by a seismological computational system. These preliminary results may vary when new additional data are processed.


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