A late morning earth tremor rattled several parts of Guyana on Thursday even as the nation’s capital city is tackling flooding.
Areas across Georgetown, the West Bank of Demerara and as far as the West Coast of Berbice experienced the earth tremor around 11:21 am.
Workers in several tall buildings rushed out of their offices and onto the roadways as the tremor in Georgetown had some buildings swaying.
At the Head office of the Guyana Revenue Authority, staff members left their work behind and hurried out of the tall building and remained outside until they were sure the tremor had ended.
Hundreds of persons rushed to their Facebook and social media pages to recount the experience. One man said he found himself in a struggle as the earth tremor shook him up while he was relieving himself on the toilet. Another woman wrote that she thought the shaking was the after effects of her early morning exercise routine.
The island of Barbados experienced two earth tremors on Thursday morning. The first one was experienced just after 7:00am while the second was experienced after 11:00am.
The tremors that were also felt in other Caribbean territories are being blamed on an earthquake that took place out in the Caribbean sea just off the coast of Barbados.
The tremors measured a 6.5 magnitude.