Early morning quake off Barbados


The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre is reporting that an earthquake occurred south west of Barbados around 12:56 a.m.

The quake was a magnitude 4.9, with a depth of 10 kilometres, the centre said.

It was located at 12.35 degrees north, longtitude 60.48 degrees west

The quake also affected St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

6 Responses to Early morning quake off Barbados

  1. F.A.Rudder August 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Just for the record! Since the Deep Water Horizon incident; the spilling of more than 44 billion Barrels of crude and billions of cubic feet of natural gas the lower sub maritime continental shelf with its oil shales of the North America shelf; has lost its viscosity and coolant levels in the plate tectonic structure and this creates a hot-spot within the region. Geologic radiated heat becomes an attraction to cyclonic activity thus producing super hurricanes within the gulf waters.

  2. F.A.Rudder August 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Correction to the above mentioned contribution Line One should read as 4.4 million barrels of spilled oil.

  3. Clarion Davis August 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    That shoul dread: Off The Grenadines!

  4. VoR August 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    A lot of these quakes , supposedly off Barbados, are far out. Too much sensationalism.

  5. Tony Waterman August 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    @VoR!!!! “A lot of these quakes , supposedly off Barbados, are far out. Too much sensationalism.”

    The same argument used when the Spectre of Gun Crimes was first recognised, the Authorities assured us that Gun Crimes in Barbados, were NOT as BAD as in T&T and Jamaica, so we were OK, what are they Saying Now?? What will you be saying when one of these Earthquakes hit Barbados, as have Happened some times before (Perhaps with higher Intensity and Closer)

    As per the provided Map of the Quake South west of Barbados, “Kick-em-Jenny” is not that far away, could she be starting to Erupt AGAIN.

    “The first record of the volcano was in 1939,[4] although it must have erupted many times before that date. On 23–24 July 1939 an eruption broke the sea surface, sending a cloud of steam and debris 275 m (902 ft) into the air and generating a series of tsunamis around two metres high when they reached the coastlines of northern Grenada and the southern Grenadines. A small tsunami also reached the West coast of nearby Barbados, where ‘a sea-wave’ suddenly washed over a coastal road.

    The volcano has erupted on at least twelve occasions between 1939 and 2001 (the last being on December 4, 2001), although none of the eruptions have been as large as the 1939 one”

  6. JAMES ALLEN November 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I hope you keep saying your prayers to date & god will help you over there. kind regards jimbo


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