UPDATE: Rattled, Dominica reports no damage from earthquake

Map highlighting Wednesday’s tremor in Dominica, courtesy of Earthquake Tracker

The Office of Disaster Management in Dominica is reporting that the island, though shaken by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Wednesday (Jan. 8), suffered no damages in the aftermath of the seismic event.

In an interview with BUZZ, secretary at the agency Seraphim Donnel explained that the island is returning to normalcy after the morning tremor.

“There have been no reports of damage at this time. We have not [received] any report in Dominica,” she said.

The light earthquake was recorded by the US Geological Survey (USGS) at 9:01 am (Dominica time), two kilometres south-south-east of the town of Berekua; at a depth of 144 kilometres.

The tsunami alert for sections of the Caribbean has been lifted.

It has been an active few days for the Caribbean Basin, geologically, following a series of powerful earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

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