Boxing Day earthquake shakes Dominica and neigbouring islands

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred near Dominica in the wee hours of this morning.

Other islands in close proximity to the tremor were Martinique and St Lucia.

According to the UWI Seismic Research Unit, the quake took place around 3.54 am at a depth of 10km.

This is the second earthquake that has occurred near Dominica this week as well as the third to be recorded in the Eastern Caribbean since Christmas Eve.

On December 24, 2019, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded near Dominica, Martinique, and St Lucia.

On December 25, 2019, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded near Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Guadeloupe.

The following are the preliminary details of the event released by the UWI Sesimic Research Unit.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. up den dung
    December 27, 2019

    If wat pas Dominica de oder day (ELECTION) deedit shake Dominicans; den noting will shakem.

  2. December 26, 2019

    I pray for the safety of the people of Dominica

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available