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5.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Dominica & surrounding islands

The epicenter of the quake was located at 23 km SE of Roseau, Dominica, 66 km NNW of Fort-de-France, Martinique and 124 km SSE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, according to the Seismic Research Center. Photo: UWI Research Center/Facebook
The quake near Dominica comes as Puerto Rico continues to experience large amounts of tremors, some of which have damaged buildings and infrastructure. Photo: Facebook
The quake near Dominica comes as Puerto Rico continues to experience large amounts of tremors, some of which have damaged buildings and infrastructure. Photo: Facebook
The quake near Dominica comes as Puerto Rico continues to experience large amounts of tremors, some of which have damaged buildings and infrastructure. Photo: Facebook
The quake near Dominica comes as Puerto Rico continues to experience large amounts of tremors, some of which have damaged buildings and infrastructure. Photo: Facebook
ROSSEAU, Dominica, WI- In a series of tremors that has rattled the region for the past few days, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded 23 kilometres off Roseau, Dominica today, January 8, 2020.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the quake was also felt in Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Lucia and St Vincent and many persons took to social media to relate the experience.

There were no reports of damages.

According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Center, the earthquake occurred at 10:01 am.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 23 km SE of Roseau, Dominica, 66 km NNW of Fort-de-France, Martinique and 124 km SSE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, according to the Seismic Research Center.

"This event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed," the UWI Seismic Research Center stated.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 5.1 magnitude.

500 tremors recorded near Puerto Rico 

The quake near Dominica comes as Puerto Rico continues to experience large amounts of tremors, some of which have damaged buildings and infrastructure.

One death has been reported so far.

Approximately 500 tremors have been recorded near Puerto Rico in 10 days, according to the US Geological Survey.

2 Responses to “5.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Dominica & surrounding islands”

  • Peaches (08/01/2020, 13:31) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Luke 21:6-11

    6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

    7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?

    8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

    9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

    10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

    11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
  • pat (08/01/2020, 13:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    A big one is penny


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