Disaster management authorities have confirmed the occurrence of two earthquakes in the Caribbean region today both of which were located within 250 km of Dominica.
A release from the Office of Disaster Management states that according to the Seismic Research Center at the University of the West Indies In Trinidad and Tobago, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred at 7.02 am Friday at latitude 17.10.48, longitude 60.17.04 at a depth of 6.3miles. Information from the Center says the earthquake was located 73 miles North East of Grande Anse Guadeloupe at a depth of 6.3 miles, 152 km NE of Pointe a Pierre Gaudeloupe, 157 km E of St. John’s Antigua, 223 km NE of Roseau Dominica.
A second earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred at 8.30am on Friday at Latitude 17.18N; Longitude 60.29W at a depth of 10km and according to the Seismic Research Center was located 173km NE of Pointe a Pierre Guadeluope, 174km E of St Johns Antigua, 242km NE of Roseau Dominica.
The earthquakes were felt in various parts of Dominica and also in the Northern Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Antigua, and Saint Kitts, Nevis, the release states.
It adds that so far there have been no reports of damage or injury.
The Tsunami Warning Center has informed that no Tsunami activity had been generated as a result of the earthquakes and The Office of Disaster Management says it will provide information on any updates that may become available.