Northeastern Caribbean rocked by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Several countries in the northeastern Caribbean were rocked by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning.

The quake, which struck at around 11:12 a.m. (local) time, was centered about 22 kilometers north-northeast off the island of St Barth.

The Trinidad based Siesmic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI) says the earthquake had a depth of 74.5 kilometers.

It was also felt in St Martin, Anguilla, St Kitts Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

43 Responses to Northeastern Caribbean rocked by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

  1. Lynn Poleon-Horsford
    Lynn Poleon-Horsford December 24, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Yep…it was scary. We haven’t felt something so strong since November 2007

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  2. Jennifer December 24, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Brace for more as climate change takes hold.

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  3. Allison Miller-coombes
    Allison Miller-coombes December 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    OMG

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  4. Jerry December 24, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    What a stupid comment what does earthquakes have to do with climate change. Did you not take Geography at school.

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    • Jennifer December 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Never u mind. Just brace for more. The same earth core changes and volcanic activity, greenland, the artic changes etc id of the same whipping rod. U stand dey.

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    • straight talk December 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Jerry don’t just it is a stupid comment share your views and explain the difference.

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      • straight talk December 24, 2017 at 11:28 pm

        jerry just say it is a stupid comment share your views and explain the difference

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        • john December 25, 2017 at 12:48 am

          Yes what does climate change has to do with earthquakes?

          She said ” brace for more (earthquakes) as climate change takes over.

          Climate change is not responsible for or causes earthquakes.

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    • harry turnover December 25, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Jerry you talking SH8.Two category 5 HURRICANES ripped through those northeastern Islands earlier this year and another caused the waters on a beachfront in the Bahamas toRECEDE dramatically and do you know Hurricanes thrive on?… WARM WATERS… now we have an Earthquake IN THE SAME REGION and you out of the blocks early saying there is no connection between climate change and earthquakes as though Geography tells us so.
      Very large low-pressure changes associated with major storm systems (typhoons, hurricanes, etc) are known to trigger episodes of fault slip (slow earthquakes) in the Earth’s crust and may also play a role in triggering some damaging earthquakes.
      Jenny,don’t mind that NERD..JERRY is only speaking for himself…TOM would never say so

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  5. Linda Dear
    Linda Dear December 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t know with the hurricanes of late now this..It is scary have to say..What’s going on in the Caribbean …what’s going to happen next and what island..Worrying!!

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  6. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Every Christmas earthquake does shake.

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  7. Othneal December 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    @jerry, Jennifer has a point. It is the ecosphere, all connected. The knock on effect. Barbados should be relatively safe as the geology is Coral. Unlike the other islands, which are volcanic in origin. Notice how far to the east Barbados is situated relative to the other islands?
    Barbados’s potential risks are hurricanes and low land flooding, especially in coastal regions.

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    • jennifer December 24, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thank u othneal. Good call on the coral. We got a serious noticeable beach change in st Philip north, near Sam lords. All of these issues are being caused by the same harbinger. From the increased volcanic activity worldwide to the melting glaciers, to the seismic increases, radiation increase, jet stream slow down etc it is all the same connection. They are all connected to the same root. There will be more coming too.

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  8. Ben Haynes Psy.D December 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I guess we will get all kinds of why, how, and what the devil is going on. Well, the longer we stick around, the more we will see these earthquakes, hurricanes, or like the experts like to say climate changes. What we must understand is, we were always and continue to be warned of what will happen and, and how we are given more warnings but fail to listen, to accept, and to understand. Yes my brothers and sisters most of us are responsible for our demise. Are we that stupid that we cannot see the signs, the dangers all around us. Can we just take a little time to heed these warnings and to know or understand who is giving these warnings. These warnings have not changed as much as the lawgiver will not change until we know that He is God. It is written folks, and we must either be The Most High children ready to repent and follow His Laws or be destroy by the worst to come.

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    • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 2:59 am

      All praises to the god of Jacob. However Ben Hayes they cannot repent SIR because they are ALL snared in traps and prison houses. U will know what I mean. And there is no derailment either.

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    • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:09 am

      The school/education system and the monuments among the graves are their biggest hurdles.

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  9. Sheron Inniss December 24, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    @ Jerry. Jennifer is correct I believe. It’s all about tectonics which is influenced by a lot of stuff including climatic conditions if my memory serves me correctly.

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  10. Charlie Black December 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Blessings from Canada.. May you All Be Safe…

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  11. Stephen December 24, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    @jerry.
    Earthquake’s usually occur close to the ring of fire.
    Go and check the data.

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  12. john December 25, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Jerry is totally correct.

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  13. john December 25, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Jenifer said
    “brace for more (earthquakes) as climate change takes over.

    That is suggesting that climate change is responsible for the cause of earthquakes – this is totally false.

    If anything it can be said that earthquakes assist in climate change. That will be in cases when you have volcanic activity that was caused by the earthquake.

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  14. Ossie Moore December 25, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Now lets hear from the Religious fanatics , the Holy rollers and the Bible clutchers what all of this means.

    And as Othneal ( God ) is predicting ” Barbados should be relatively safe as the geology is Coral. Unlike the other islands, which are volcanic in origin. Notice how far to the east Barbados is situated relative to the other islands? “

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    • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:27 am

      @Ossie – Don’t knock the bible/religious phanatics. Believe it or not RELIGION is part and parcel of all the basic functions of this and all societies. When this people set foot into the churches this am and all around the world etc would they be not Bible phanatics too. Or is your idea of phanatisism different. Is worhipping baby Jesus by running around spending swarms of money on such irrelavance not phanatisism????

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      • Mainie December 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        Way to go, Jennifer.

        Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.
        Happy Birthday Jesus.

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    • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:36 am

      The line you are threading is very thin Ossie.
      Slavery/brainwashing was built from and by religious phanatics. Watch how it is still working beautiful till this day as in engine. Watch how the people cannot even think outside of the box, unless it in a book. Remember Ossie the rock landed on this people and not the other way around. Watch the mastermind phanatic messages coming out today.

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      • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:38 am

        Typo + an engine

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        • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:58 am

          @Ossie – Do you know the REAL or “fake” holly rollers and Bible clutchers WASH in money. Their doors are opened two to three times a week with bucket and pail passing around. Good for them I say. Their motto:- COME AS YOU ARE – AND STAY AS YOU ARE. No change needed, all a we gine heaven together. Lol

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  15. Breadfruit. December 25, 2017 at 1:24 am

    jerry is right

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  16. Breadfruit. December 25, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Jennifer said
    “brace for more as climate change takes over.

    How does climate change effect earthquakes?
    If she is not referring to earthquakes then brace for more what???

    The only relationship between earthquakes and climate change is if the earthquake causes volcanic activity – than the volcanic activity effects climate change.

    The reverse is not true – climate change does not have any affect on the causes of earthquakes.

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    • harry turnover December 25, 2017 at 8:51 am

      You need to stick to the planting,reaping and the different ways one can cook breadfruit.
      Global heating causes Earth quakes .You need to do some RESEARCH and stop eating too much under cooked breadfruit.
      Your words :
      “The only relationship between earthquakes and climate change is if the earthquake causes volcanic activity – than the volcanic activity effects climate change.”….NONSENSE from the top drawer….you have the CART before the HORSE.
      Go back and READ and see if you can UNDERSTAND what you wrote and see the connection to the problems the BWA is experiencing on the South Coast.

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      • Breadfruit. December 25, 2017 at 11:34 am

        @harry
        There are earthquakes on this earth almost daily with no effects on global climate.

        If an quake causes a major volcanic eruption then the ash etc that is spewed into the atmosphere can block out the sunlight and cause atmospheric cooling.

        Now I would like you to explain how global heating causes Earthquakes.

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      • Breadfruit. December 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        @ harry

        Then instead of than is the only change I will make.

        I would like you to explain how global heating causes earthquakes.

        When you go and do your research PLEASE make sure that you understand what you are reading first before you come back and spew like the south coast.

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  17. Breadfruit. December 25, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Othneal is incorrect.

    Because Barbados is not safe because it is made of coral.

    An earthquake can cause the same kind of damage in Barbados as it would in any of the other islands.

    Also tsunamis caused by a major earthquake could devastate Barbados because it is relatively flat – especially if it orginates on the west coast that is flat and heavily populated.

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    • jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:16 am

      @breadfruit – I am not talking about the basic whitewashed bs you were taught in school. Things are way pass that llevel. Just keep watching.

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  18. winslow December 25, 2017 at 3:39 am

    I agree with you Ben,He is coming!

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  19. Othneal December 25, 2017 at 6:45 am

    @Ossie Moore, thanks for the accolade, it is neither accurate nor deserved. Though, I defer to your superior intellect and authority to confer such honours.
    I would suggest however, that you familiarise yourself with the respective meaning of the words,’absolute’ and’relative’, only then will you appreciate accurately what I said.
    I never said that Barbados was ‘absolutely’ safe. Barbados, is not ecologically isolated.

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  20. Othneal December 25, 2017 at 9:27 am

    @Ossie Moore, “Prophecy does not belong to (imperfect) man”. I am not a prophet, neither was I attempting to prophecy. Was merely employing the laws of probability. Pity you cannot appreciate the difference.
    People who feel threatened have a tendency to throw stones. Stop throwing stones. Acknowledge your ignorence and address it. The only solution is Knowledge,

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  21. Breadfruit. December 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

    @ jenny

    Brace yourself for more as climate change takes hold?

    After reading you other comments:

    Brace yourself for more as nature take hold

    Or

    Brace yourself for more as god takes hold

    or something similar according to ur beliefs.

    Brace yourself for more as climate change takes hold
    there is no direction between the two!

    Also earthquakes has been happening some parts of this earth more often than some may believe. only difference is the world is more connected today so we think we are hearing about and increase of activity.

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  22. Mikey December 25, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    @Jerry, before you challenge, question or criticize, you should do some research and check what the experts say on any subject. I will advise you to “google” – 10 interesting facts about global warming. You will read that global warming affects floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, landslides among others things. Think, Research and Check before making yourself look and sound foolish. The lady is correct about earthquakes.

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    • Breadfruit. December 26, 2017 at 2:25 am

      It would behove some of you internet researchers to understand what you are reading before you comment.

      Reply
  23. ANDRE December 26, 2017 at 6:39 am

    So, all of you fully reject GOD who created the earth and had the power over the sea, wind, and tectonic plates and attribute these events to something other than his punishment for man’s sinful ways. Right?

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  24. EL December 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    OK, to really put it all together, it starts with the radiation belt around the globe because of atmospheric detonations of atomic weapons. Thus, the hole in the ozone layer- and increase of gamma and beta waves… heated the oceans another 7° f. Then, chemtrails designed to shield humans from this increase in radiation… thus- global warming. Magnetic anomalies are happening. There is a potential pole shift in store for us all… tectonic activities increase! Look at the big picture. I live here in the Caribbean- and yes, I lived through both hurricanes. Yes, I lost everything.

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