St. Lucia jolted by 4.1 magnitude earthquake

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday May 8, 2013 – St. Lucia was jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 late on Tuesday night, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday.

It said that the quake occurred at 11.45 pm (local time) and was located at 14.02° degrees north, and 60.61 degrees west.

UWI said that the quake with a depth of 20km “may have been felt in nearby islands” but that there have been no reports of injury or damage.

The earthquake is the latest in a series of tremors that have occurred in several Caribbean countries in recent months.

Earlier this month, Trinidad and Tobago was shaken by a quake with a magnitude of 3.7 on the Richter scale just as SRC officials warn the oil rich twin island country to be prepared for a major earthquake.

Late last month, Antigua and Barbuda and several other countries in the Leeward Islands were also affected by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1.

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