Earthquake rattles Barbados, Guyana feels tremor

Earthquake rattles Barbados, Guyana feels tremor

(Nation News) BARBADOS experienced an earthquake just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.7 on the Richter scale.

The epicentre was approximately 126 miles to the northeast of Bridgetown at a depth of 20 miles. It was also confirmed by Judy Thomas, head of the Department of Emergency Management.

Barbadians called local radio stations to tell their experience. Most of the calls came from the north of the island. The tremors were also felt in St Lucia.

On December 15, last year, Barbados was shaken by two tremors within hours of each other. The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago recorded both at 3.6.

The previous day, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 at a depth of 66 km, also struck just off the island.

Meanwhile in Guyana, persons in the capital of Georgetown reported feeling an earth tremor just after 5am on Tuesday.

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