No tsunami threat
There is no threat of a major tsunami affecting the Eastern Caribbean, which was rocked by a series of earthquakes this morning.
That’s according to the United States based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
In a statement, the center however cautioned, “there is a small possibility that a local tsunami could affect coasts located usually no more than a 100 kilometres from the earthquake epicenter.”
Preliminary reports from the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, showed there were six quakes between 7:00 a.m. and 12:30pm, which were felt in Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
At 7:01 a.m., an earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude was generated 125 kilometres north-east of Barbados at a depth of 10 kilometers.
At 7.52 a.m., a smaller quake occurred.
At 11:16a.m., an earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude was generated 125 kilometres north-east of Barbados at a depth of 10 kilometres.
At 11:29a.m., an earthquake measuring 4.1 magnitude was generated 108.0 kilometres north-east of Barbados at a depth of 10 kilometres.
At 11:36 a.m., an earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude was generated 140.0 kilometres north north-east of Barbados at a depth of 10 kilometres.
At 12.23 p.m., an earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude was generated 98.0 kilometres north-northeast of Barbados at a depth of 10 kilometres.
No damage or injuries have been reported so far.