St Lucia reports no damage following earthquake

CASTRIES, St. Lucia: A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has rattled St. Lucia’s capital and surrounding areas, causing alarm but no reported damage or injuries on the Eastern Caribbean island.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday’s earthquake was centered 47 miles (76 kilometers) east-southeast of the country’s capital of Castries.

It struck at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers).

Some residents of Castries ran out of their homes and lingered outdoors for a few minutes, fearing aftershocks. But police say there were no immediate reports of damage.

The Eastern Caribbean is a seismically active area with hundreds of earthquakes occurring annually. (AP)

4 Responses to St Lucia reports no damage following earthquake

  1. Ola Side
    Ola Side December 8, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Thank God

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  2. Stephen Knight
    Stephen Knight December 8, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Oh boy

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  3. Vishska Bokeesh
    Vishska Bokeesh December 8, 2014 at 6:06 am

    God’s ready for us now

    Reply
  4. jr smith December 8, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Stop living in cloud cookoo land. this is all part of nature.where was God during the centuries of slavery.

    Reply

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