Earthquake shakes several Caribbean islands

Star indicated the epicenter of the quake
Star indicates the epicenter of the quake

An earthquake shook several Caribbean islands, including Dominica, early Tuesday morning.

The quake took place at about 5:30 am.

The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.7 on the Richter scale.

The epicentre was approximately 126 miles to the northeast of Bridgetown, Barbados and 130 miles east of Le Francois, Martinique at a depth of 20 miles.

Reports indicate it was felt in Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada and Gaudeloupe.

People from several islands have taken to social media to report their experience of the quake.

No damage has been reported so far.

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56 Comments

  1. shala
    February 20, 2014

    i doe feel noting :lol: :wink: :idea: :roll: :!:

  2. Fachine
    February 19, 2014

    More to com. Mountains will fall down, islands will form in the middle of the ocean. Earth quakes, pestilence, there is a time when all this will come to an end. Is there life after death or do you just go to another place? People be prepared to meet your God. No one knows the day nor the hour but it will happen. Well, heaven and hell are real. Make your calling and election sure. Jump high, jump low but God is in control and there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

  3. love
    February 19, 2014

    god that comeing this is they end of time :lol: :lol:

  4. Simply the Truth
    February 19, 2014

    A 6.7 earthquake? This is a big one. Amazing no one was injured and there was no disaster. It probably occurred underwater.
    A few years ago Toronto had a 6.0 earthquake; the worst so far. Buildings shook. It was scary. I thought, if it were stronger there would be a lot of damage.
    We have had a few small ones prior to this one. There was another small one approximately two years ago. Who knows when again and how strong it will be? Only God knows!

    • Tetemorne I From..
      February 20, 2014

      …and all along, I thought that YOU were God.

  5. Lovely
    February 19, 2014

    We could jump high, jump low, but the Bible, the true word of God must stand. He said in his word, there will be earthquakes, children disobeying parents, fathers provoking children to anger, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, wars, perilous times and on and on. Can anyone tell me what is written in the Bible is not happening?

    Any one who is the maker of anything, can build and destroy what he builds. We need to stop disrespecting the Lord God Almighty, and be humble and accept him, because we could say and do what we want his word stands predominant. Take it or leave. He also tells of consequences of any thing we do wright or wrong. God loves us, and send hid only son to die for us. Would we sacrifice our children for anybody, I bet no, but God loves us and we just have to accept him, his word and the truth. I question a lot of things in the But the more I do, the more I cannot change anything but to accept and believe. Love Always my Dominican people. Don’t be blind to what is happening around us.

  6. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    I don’t care what we human beings might believe or not, but the creator of heaven and earth warned us of our disobedience. If we don’t listen, he is surely going to destroy us. Remember what ever one creates, they could destroy. God is in control.

    Even though we believe in God or not, what is in the Bible is fulfilling. Greed, poverty, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, killings, children disobeying parents, parents provoking their children to anger, earthquakes in different places, wars and on and on. Can any one say these things are not happening? God is love, he loves us, but he will surely will not let us disrespect his authority. Amen

  7. February 18, 2014

    :) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: 8) :-? :lol: :( 8-O 8-O :lol: :lol: s

  8. February 18, 2014

    :cry: that happened too belles

  9. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    I will never stop talking or saying stuff when it concerns my Lord.. N yes you r very right nobody does know the day nor the hour not even the son.. But the signs tells us hes very near.. instead ov posting ignorant stuff.. Go read the bible n educate urself.. It will help u 2 become wiser instead ov folly!

  10. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Thats exactly what the ppl were saying bk innoahs days… N then the floods washed all the wicked ones away.. Be warned ppl he will b coming bk with fire very soon.. So instead ov making snide comments u shld go down on ur knees n repent.. Because just u remember every knee has 2 bow n confess that e iz Lord even satan imself… So b warned God iz not mocked.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      I will never stop talking or saying stuff when it concerns my Lord.. N yes you r very right nobody does know the day nor the hour not even the son.. But the signs tells us hes very near.. instead ov posting ignorant stuff.. Go read the bible n educate urself.. It will help u 2 become wiser instead ov folly!

  11. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    People stop saying things nobody knows when god is comming

  12. Sout
    February 18, 2014

    So Dominicans God fearing there man? A jay anti-God comments that there wi!!!

  13. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    There will be a time where every Knees and Tongue will confess God is God

  14. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Dominica’s Idiots seem to be getting smarter every day, And I must say smarter in doing and saying the wrong things. Shame on us for behaving wrongly at all times…an earth quake is not RORO….

    BUT, I will say thank you God…

  15. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    :-| Its the signs of j├ęsus christ return believe it or not friend we need to get our lifes in other

    • Garvey Teachings
      February 18, 2014

      There isn`t a J in Hebrew alphabets…what was on earth before ur so call jesus?…

      • Anonym
        February 19, 2014

        Oh Stop it!”ur so call jesus”?? The Word of God is true. I hope you have repented and asked Jesus to be the Lord of your life and save you. He is The Way, The Truth an The Life. Whether you like it or not, at the name of Jesus EVERY knee shall bow.. Including your knee.

      • February 19, 2014

        Son, Before you make smart remarks about God, ( Jesus Christ)For your own sake do some reading.
        Jesus is the English translation name for Yeshua the Hebrew. This happened not by error but because English has changed over the centuries. During the first translations the English j was pronounced like a y. There were also several changes with other letters. Those changes also affected other words like Jerusalem, Jordan, etc. Unfortunately in stead of stick with the Hebrew, translators translated the name with the changing English language. Thus the name Jesus. Secondly Christianity did not start with the birth Of Jesus Christ. Christianity started back into the Garden of Eden.( and have been traced through the oldest of writings world wide,dating back along with and in the oldest of records.)Jesus (Yeshua) was the promised messiah which came to past from christian prophecies. This my friend is all in history books. Please read.

  16. Freethinker
    February 18, 2014

    Why is it that EVERY time an earthquake or tremor comes, it’s always “oh, God is coming, these are the last days?” Well, God must be the worst Olympian in the world, since we have had earthquakes for the last 4.6 billion years, the age of our planet, and God still hasn’t come.

    You stopped listening in science or geo class? An earthquake is a NATURAL disaster. Natural. Get that through your heads, those of you shouting out about the last days all the time.

    • February 18, 2014

      Mr freethinker, don’t ruin absolute truth with science fiction. There is no place that it has been recorded that God has said a billion years ago that he was coming. That’s a 2000 year old prophecy.
      I do agree that earthquakes are natural however we should be thankful that no lives were lost.

      • Freethinker
        February 19, 2014

        Science fiction? Plate tectonics is science fiction?

        Wow, you are truly out of touch with reality. Plate tectonics–which describe how the plates move and how earthquakes often form–is science, not science fiction, and I am sad that you are apparently unaware of the difference.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

      Matthew 24:7

    • Simply the Truth
      February 19, 2014

      Freethinker, you must be scared. God is coming for you. He knows you are against him. Some people do not want to hear about God because they fear the inevitable. You better get your life straightened up for you do not know the hour He will come. Death comes as a thief in the night. Earthquakes are bad and dangerous for we know not when the earth will start shaking and catch us unaware.

    • February 19, 2014

      Evidently you are not a concise reader. Everyone knows about earthquake and science. (don’t be to hasty to broadcast your newly found knowledge that we all knew about way before you were taught it.)
      However, the science fiction I referred to was your reference to God as an impossibility.That philosophy is pushed by science fiction producers to make it look like there is no God, he has no part in everyday events and he will never come.
      Thus my comment ” Don’t ruin truth with science fiction.)” Truth, There is a God and he is in full control of every events,He is sovereign.
      Now the sad part is you did not even comprehend a simple paragraph.

  17. Ben Haynes PsyD
    February 18, 2014

    I am not going to sing God is coming or the end time and none of the nonsense people are living with. But science is proving its point that we are a fault region, and it is not a matter of “if,” but when. The geological history of the region is not fully explained or appreciated by its habitants. Perhaps the big one is approaching. Hope it will get the so called do-gooders, the bible pouncing messengers out the way,so that our youngsters will have the chance to learn about real science and prepare for changes in our universe.

    • February 18, 2014

      Really Really Really. Ben Hayes. perhaps your prayer will be answered very soon.It is called the rapture, when God calls his children home. Then you can have the world to your self and serve Satan as your king. But until then The Bible messengers will continue to uphold this island in prayer and pray that the very God who made you will have mercy on your defiance.
      Whatever the purpose of this earth quake whether it is natural or God given for a specific purpose, Thank him that your life was spared for another day.

      • Ben Haynes PsyD
        February 18, 2014

        Oh, how l cant believe l am answering you. But to answer your silly questions is a funny gesture to me. Now eagle, what or why does this has to do with rapture, or satan as king, or anything in your silly comment. An earthquake happened in our backyard, a volcano happened in Figi, fire happened in Trinidad is, or has nothing to do with what you and many that think s from God. Look eagle, events has happened, will happen regardless of you, generals or kings whether you like it or not. The sun will come up tomorrow as much as you will eat a meal tomorrow. Why do you blame God for every little thing that happens. The earth, the universe is made up in such a way that events will happen. We as humans must learn from these events, plan for safety, and live accordingly. That is what God wants from us. To be diligent, to live, and be happy. Otherwise, whats the use in living. Now eagle, l will thank God that all of us are part of his universe, that the earthquake that took place is part of his creation, and will even thank him that many more earthquakes are going to be part of our lives. God planned it this way. We don’t understand why, but we as intelligent beings understand the dangers of it. Again, l think most of you messengers are silly with your announcements, making doomsday predictions, and wicked when you frighten people with your stupid comments. If we die in a hurricane, a volcano, an earthquake, so be it. We all have to go, and whether the rapture comes or not, we know death will come. So eagle, enjoy your life, help others to do the same, and bless God for doing his will here on earth.

      • February 19, 2014

        MR Ben Please don’t pretend for one moment about your thoughts on God. Here is what you said “I am not going to sing God is coming or the end time and none of the nonsense people are living with”

        Yes There are “Natural occurrences” and it does not mean and end is near. However, to think that God has no part in natural events is a sad mistake. So, it is ridiculous for you to claim God ” Bless” Then turn and call the belief that God is involved in every action, Nonsense.

        IF you believe God is real then then you should believe he is all powerful. If he is all powerful why then cant he control natural events?
        Either accept that he is sovereign or sit and be quiet.

      • Ben Haynes PsyD,
        February 19, 2014

        What, a sorry comment. And yes, l stand by my comment about Natural events that, God made the world to revolve naturally, and God made man to live accordingly. What you, and people like you talking about is nonsense. Real nonsense. Again, events will happen, lives will be lost as well as some will be saved. If you or I are in a mishap, something can happen. There is no ifs, ands, or buts. At the same time you, or no one has the power, the right to tell me who or what l should believe or not. That freedom l chose to have. If l want to believe in your God or not, again, that is up to me. I don’t know you, l don’t know who or what God you serve, and frankly l don’t give a “you know what.” Let me say again, before l depart from this comment. I am not going to sing God is coming or the end time and none of the nonsense people are living with. I meant that then, l mean it now. My life is my own. l answer to God as much as l answer to the laws of my country. No beating around the bush here. What l will not put up with is the nonsense, the stupidity of you so-called Christians that want to make people believe in foolish words. God has his purpose, I have my purpose. My life, my results belongs to me, and only me. That is the reason why God made me a free soul. He did a good job at it, that is why l am who l am.

    • Simply the Truth
      February 19, 2014

      You, too are scared. Those who will be out of the way will be the agnostics, atheists and non-Christians. God needs his people who recognize and worship him to stay on earth.

      As a great poet said:

      Cowards die many times before their death.
      The valiant never tastes of death but once.
      Of all the wonders that I’ve yet have heard,
      It seems to me most strange that men should fear.
      Seeing that death a necessary end will come when it will come.

      Those who are in Our Lord Jesus Christ’s grace have nothing to fear.

  18. Rick
    February 18, 2014

    Felt it in Vincy this morning…..Shouting my DA brothers…Errol Harold Francis, Wilson and Rodney…..Happy 95TH Birthday to Mr. Francis’ Mom on Feb.14.

    • February 18, 2014

      Rick wats up I felt the quake too in vincy if u a in vincy bigup DA

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        Thats exactly what the ppl were saying bk innoahs days… N then the floods washed all the wicked ones away.. Be warned ppl he will b coming bk with fire very soon.. So instead ov making snide comments u shld go down on ur knees n repent.. Because just u remember every knee has 2 bow n confess that e iz Lord even satan imself… So b warned God iz not mocked.

  19. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    God is warning them, but the bacchanal will not stop until the destruction suddenly strikes them. Be warned! God is not mocked!

    • budman
      February 18, 2014

      oh just stop your foolishness!! we have had earthquakes since the beginning of time. there are many more earthquakes happening all the time that are so small that they are unnoticeable.

      • Simply the Truth
        February 19, 2014

        Budman is another one, a non-believer, an atheist. Were you not a baptized Christian? You are also scared to hear that? Take note:

        Life is short and death is sure,
        The hour of death remains obscure,
        A soul you have, and only one,
        If that be lost all hope is gone.
        Waste not time, while time shall last,
        For after death ’tis ever past.
        All-seeing God your Judge will be,
        And Heaven or Hell your destiny.
        Eternity…alone will stay.

        Brace yourself and turn to God. He is our Judge who will judge us according to our deeds on earth. Those who reject God have much to fear for they do not stand a chance of obtaining eternal salvation and being happy forever with our God. You are warned while you have the time. Pay heed!

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      I swear some of you live in caves. What does God’s warning have to do with an earthquake?

      The world is to enlightened for you guys to still believe in the mystery of the world. There are scientific explanations for all these activities.

      Earthquakes, hurricanes, rain, snow are not mystical activities.

      • Simply the Truth
        February 19, 2014

        You are the one who lives in a cave. You are blind and deaf to the truth. God is warning us through earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, tornadoes and other disasters.
        What does science know? Science did not create the world and human beings and all other things that is in the world. Science did not give us intelligence and all our bodily faculties. Prove what science is worth and can do naturally.
        A few years ago I asked DNO to post some columns about what some people who were scientists stated. They believe in God! They believe that God created the world. No one or no other thing could create such beauty. This would include you. :lol: Therefore, think twice prior to giving science any credence.

    • Natiwel
      February 18, 2014

      Man speaks his mind. Wicked minds give wicked predictions. What about those people who are called to death while giving their best to their God? Death is a necessary end, friend.

      • Simply the Truth
        February 19, 2014

        Some are called soon and others are called later. Every one has a lifespan.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      well the door is opend if his people who were called by his name wil change the ways god will acept them so its up to them
      :-|

  20. weed breath.
    February 18, 2014

    The Lord is calling his people to come on home.

  21. Tlc
    February 18, 2014

    lord ur cming is very near

    • Freethinker
      February 18, 2014

      Really? And where was the Lord during the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755? Still coming after three centuries?

  22. Voice
    February 18, 2014

    DNO it was felt in Barbados as well.

  23. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Oh Lord

  24. Brown Sugar
    February 18, 2014

    Signs of the times…..s

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      Sign of which times? Our very existence as islands is based on volcanic activity in the region. With volcanoes come earthquakes.

      There is no mystery to these things.

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        While there is no history the bible does say in the last days there will be an increase of these activities. Therefore, it IS signs of the times.

  25. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    This is just the beginning of what is to come.
    Pray people pray. Only God can and will help us.

  26. ****
    February 18, 2014

    I really felt it but thought it was my spouse shaking the bed.

  27. Stuppppezzz
    February 18, 2014

    I felt it. Had a rocking bed this morning… what a thing to wake up to!

  28. cuzo
    February 18, 2014

    Praise God! Thank you Father for your mercies endureth forever. Thanks for protecting your people.

  29. Felt it .......
    February 18, 2014

    Yes, I felt it in Bellevue Chopin too, 2-3 seconds of mild shaking, but it felt like forever.

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