Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

A massive earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, has struck the Caribbean.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred west of Jamaica at a depth of 10 km at about 7 on Tuesday evening.

A tsumani advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, according to a statement released by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS also warned that hazardous tsunami waves were ‘possible’ for coasts located within 1,000 km of the earthquake epicentre.

This includes the Caribbean islands and Central America and parts of  Mexico and the United States.

No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

17 Responses to Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

  1. allison archer January 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    see even how fierce the environment is reacting as mankind continue to be more distant from their Creator

    I say people turn back to God that He may heal our land

  2. Jennifer January 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Wow. These earthquakes will increase in magnitude.

  3. Helicopter(8P) January 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Years ago I had suggested having tsunami warning horns located on the western and southern coastal region, with horns set apart by three mile intervals. With coded two second burst of sounding for an approaching tsunami and a ten second all clear! At night these horn stations which would be dericked would also have a flashing or rotating red and amber beacon!

    • Jennifer January 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      And what happened with that suggestion? Was it kicked into the long grass?

      • Jennifer January 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm

        Seeing that “god” is a bage we should be good.

  4. Styletitude Dimple
    Styletitude Dimple January 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Kwanza Malika Beckles where are you?

  5. Kwanza Malika Beckles
    Kwanza Malika Beckles January 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Home in my bed

  6. Caroline Boxill
    Caroline Boxill January 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Hmmmm Mankind wunna Don’t try and unite and come together see how the world changing . All this fussing and fighting for what It Does not worth it …for from Dust we are from and Dust we all shall go..

  7. milli watt January 10, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    it getting closer………tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock

    • Jennifer January 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Oh yes, I have my underground bunker all ready with Jacuzzi and all. You all will be in that curfew and lockdown………….

  8. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete January 10, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    It did not happen near Barbados …. this time

  9. Sheron Inniss January 10, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    And the government give permission to drill for oil in Barbados’ waters. Add that to the mix and it will get worse as nature shows her fury. It will be worse than a woman scorned.

    Hi Jennifer. How are you? All the best for 2018.

    • Jennifer January 10, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Well. Thanks. Same to you and yours.

  10. De Fish Man January 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Drilling for oil has nothing to do with earthquakes.The plates that are moving are way deeper than the oil.Its a natural cycle of the earth reclaiming the old & replacing with the recycled material that is pushed upwards from the magma trying to escape from the depths.One tectonic plate pushes the other one down in resulting in the other going up.Its simple geography that is taught in every school in Barbados.Or maybe they don’t teach it anymore.Children only have time for iPads & video games & computer programming & that kind of stuff..!!
    Probably stopped teaching history too…!!!
    They just want to erase all of that stuff.!!
    As people become more technologically advanced the more they become layman & practicality ignorant…!!
    Let them try changing a flat tire by pressing a button on a phone to fix it at 2,am in the middle of the country going home from a long nights work…!!!
    Yes the idea with the sirens is a good one though….
    Fruendel will do it in his next 5,year term….!!!


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