ODM confirms the occurrence of two earthquakes near Dominica

This picture shows epicenter of the second earthquake
This picture shows epicenter of the second earthquake

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.

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35 Comments

  1. C/Bruce D/aster/Cood
    May 19, 2014

    The Statistical Information with reference to the Cardinal
    Points at the exact location in the individual islands mentioned is commendable, and timely in relation to the occurence. Dominicans, it is important to note that there
    was no report of loss of life or property and no Tsunami activity was recorded by the Tsunami Centre. Please do not
    let your gaurds down, let us thank the Good Lord above so far and take this opportunity create an awareness of prepardness as we approach the Hurrican Season.

    To ODM Staff, continue the Good Work. Your busy season is upcoming

  2. Justin Alfred
    May 18, 2014

    Lovely Dominica, May God continue to protect you and keep you pure. May your sons and daughters remember to acknowledge you as we pursue a brighter tomorrow.

    8)
    just in time

  3. The May 5th Syndrome
    May 17, 2014

    yah skerrit caused earthquake
    well dats true u know
    in st jo

  4. Zors Ka Parlez trops
    May 17, 2014

    It seems before geothermal activity, there were no earthquakes occuring..When the churches fell in Portsmouth and Vielle case, cest geothermal ki tay faire sa…..

  5. kkatii
    May 16, 2014

    Hm!! I wonder if Haiti got these little warnings before the big one struck. Is God trying to tell us something? Alas, we behave like He does not exist. The Word of God is being preached on every media outlet, yet we reject the call to repent and turn away from our wicked ways, inorder for God to heal our soul from eternal death, our bodies from sickness and disease and our land from parasites and devastation. I know we are living the last days (Matthew chapter 24 confirms it, cause signs are everywhere. Well now is the time to worship God in spirit and truth, love him with all our heart, soul, body and mind. Love Him more than we love the pleasure of the world.

  6. Juan
    May 16, 2014

    Skerrit is going to blow up Dominica with his drilling it is disturbing the earth’s crust.

  7. iam there
    May 16, 2014

    2 cute, you soo right

  8. IluvmyPm
    May 16, 2014

    Dominica warning skerrit again

    • Truth
      May 19, 2014

      I hope you taking heed of your actions yourself. Everybody needs to examine themselves and stop pointing fingers.

  9. rain$ue me."
    May 16, 2014

    Whether the tremor is in the sea or on land, they calling it “earth quake.” And no one in Dominica said they felt a shake. I know we have earth, sea and sky. The Bible say that “there will be a shaking.” Let get ready and brace ourselves on the Lord Jesus Christ. Not the Virgin Mary.

  10. rain$ue me."
    May 16, 2014

    Was it an earth quake or a sea quake?

    • Truth
      May 19, 2014

      what u saying? under the sea doh have earth?

  11. UDOHREADYET
    May 16, 2014

    why report the depth and distance of one earthquake in miles and the other in kilometers huh huh why??? just to confuse me rit ALLUDOHREADYET!

  12. By Stander
    May 16, 2014

    Lord protect us

  13. Pondera
    May 16, 2014

    Thanks for this update.

  14. wesley
    May 16, 2014

    that should be stop

  15. wesley
    May 16, 2014

    dominicans take warning this geo thermal works has begun to shake the earth; take warning government and spoke looking to score political points

    • D/can to De Bone (F)
      May 16, 2014

      You should be arrested by the police for making such an unfounding statement .

    • born dca die dca
      May 16, 2014

      another idiot who talks alot but knows very little

    • Still
      May 16, 2014

      Are you really serious. What does this have to do with the geothermal project and the government. Based on your comments I guess in 98 and 99 the tremors we were experiencing were the fault of the administration at the time. Were they that bad? was it a sign that they needed to be changed? Was it caused by geothermal exploration? Please think before you comment and stop making every natural occurrence political.

    • mrs. pm
      May 16, 2014

      You jack wagon man

    • SakwayGas
      May 16, 2014

      How ! in the sweet name of JEsus is geothermal work in DOMINICA!!!! making guadeloupe ground shake????
      Please enlighten me

    • May 16, 2014

      If you don’t have any thing of value to write why don’t you go and pray and keep offthe the news

  16. derp
    May 16, 2014

    also 2 smaller ones according to
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

  17. grell
    May 16, 2014

    Signs of the time for the unfair practices in dominica.

    • Still
      May 16, 2014

      I did not mean to like this comment. I have a question for you though. If it is over 200 km away how is a sign about Dominica. It is closer to other Islands. It is really time for change in Dominica. Time for a change in mentality. Time for a change in the negative thoughts we Harbor. Time for a change in our understanding of natural events. It is time for change in alot of things. So next time before making such Idiotic comments please Make a change in your thinking

    • Ocra
      May 16, 2014

      I agree too much evil in Dominica. People believe that evil will solve their problems instead of waiting on God, walking by faith and trusting God to help them. God is an ever present help in time of trouble. God loves us.

      • Rachael
        May 16, 2014

        You are so right, the devil does not love, God’s Word (John 10:10 says the thief (devil) cometh not, but to steal, to kill and to destroy, I (Jesus) come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly. Choose life Dominicans, life on this earth and life forevermore.

  18. FAST N FURIOUS
    May 16, 2014

    So is Geothermal that cause that too?!

    • Let's Blame Skerrit
      May 16, 2014

      No sooner than PM Linton takes office and begin acting God those earthquakes is going to stop period.Why, he has the answer for everything and his party was dropped from heaven.

      From his pronouncements it would appear that under his government (illusion) Dominica would quickly become heaven and Christ would leave his throne and reside in Dominica under a UWP illusive government.

  19. 2Cute
    May 16, 2014

    Let me guess ..the going to say Geothermal :-D

    • Truth
      May 16, 2014

      who knows? maybe….you do not know either!

  20. May 16, 2014

    Athie is right

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