A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted sections of Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia on Boxing Day (Dec 26) the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Seismic Research Centre reports.
The quake, categorised as ‘light’ on the Richter scale, took place around 3:54 am at a depth of 10 kilometres.
It’s the third tremor in as many days in the eastern Caribbean as a 4.2 magnitude quake struck off the coasts of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis as well as Guadeloupe on Christmas Day; and a magnitude 4.0 shook sections of Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia on December 24.
See the preliminary details below:
Date and Time
2019-12-26 | 03:54 am (Eastern Caribbean Time)
Latitude: 14.99* North
Longitude: 60.74* West
Depth: 10 kilometres
Fort-de-France, Martinique – 57 km northeast
Roseau, Dominica – 80 km southeast
Castries, St. Lucia – 109 km north-northeast