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Quake Rattles Several Caribbean Nations

News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. July 17, 2015: Nationals in at least seven Caribbean nations reported feeling the earth literally shake yesterday.

The UWI Seismic Unit reported 6 earthquakes north-east of Barbados. According to the Unit, the quakes occurred in the morning at 07:01, 7:52, 11:16, 11:29 and at  11:36 and in the afternoon at12:23 pm EST.

The earthquakes were reportedly felt throughout Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. No damage or injuries were reported.

The quakes magnitudes ranged from 3.4 to 6.4 and depths from 61km to 111 km.

The first was placed at 5.0 degrees on the open Richter scale at 06:31 local time in the northeast of Trinidad and Tobago and with a depth of 35.9 kilometers. That quake also was felt in Venezuela.

The University then reported another quake of 5.7 degrees at 07:01 northeast of Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, which was also felt in the neighboring islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Dominica.

This earthquake was followed by three 6.4, 4.1 and 5.3 degrees between 11:16 and 11:36 am, all off the Barbadian coasts.

However, officials said there was no threat of a major tsunami affecting the Eastern Caribbean.