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Friday, December 31, 2010

Strong earthquake rattles Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 rattled Dominica on Friday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
The National Earthquake Information Center of the United States Geological Survey said that the quake occurred at 2.18 (local time) and was felt throughout the island.

It had a depth of 136 kilometers and was located 15.10 North, 61.38 west or 14 miles south of the capital, Roseau.

The quake was also felt in Soufriere, Grand Bay, and 182 miles North West of Bridgetown, Barbados.

You can view specifics here on the following website:

Apparently, it was not felt in St. Lucia. Here are the places where it was felt:
20 km (15 miles) S of ROSEAU, Dominica
65 km (40 miles) NNW of FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique
85 km (55 miles) S of Grand-Bourg, Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe
630 km (390 miles) SE of SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

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