Earthquake shakes several islands

Star indicates epicenter of quake
Star indicates epicenter of quake

An earthquake shook several islands in the Lesser Antilles late Monday afternoon.

The quake measured 5.0 on the Richter Scale and it occurred about 5:09 pm.

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

The epicenter of the quake was located 81 km East of Le Vauclin, Martinique at a depth of 15.1 km, according to the US Geological Survey.

There are no reports of damage so far.

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  1. Fantastic
    September 17, 2014

    Its time for dominicans to reason with god and prepare for his coming. Instead u all are there complaining. Go to ur knees and pray not just for yourself but others as well and make ur heart right with god.

  2. commando
    September 17, 2014

    people who are living in low sea level areas should consider moving to high grounds as tsunami warnings have been issued for coastal areas in the caribbean islands a few years ago.i just find the quakes are getting more frequent now and seem to be originating from a particular area.

  3. Anonymous
    September 16, 2014

    Eh Ben Weh Dominicans I dont believe your reasonings about these mishaps it is no ones fault just a way of life.When disasters strike in other parts of the world is it because the people are wicked come on be thoughtful and pray, that is the only thing that will prevent these catastrophys.

  4. September 16, 2014

    Woy…What a mess..Asking GOD to keep the quakes on a 1-5 scale…GOD does not think like us and neither does things like us…HE knows best and do things at his own good pleasure..
    HE said that,expect these things to happen more frequently and violently as the age comes to a close..HE also said, fear not and let not your heart be troubled. You’re one of HIS!!then there is nothing to fear..If you’re not,then TODAY is the day to do so,not tomorrow for tomorrow might never be..
    And to BILLY..ALL of these are at GOD’s disposal when HE is truly ready to deal with mankind. Oh yes! it has always been,it has always been. That’s why when it is truly coming down man will be taken off guard..
    Be reminded,JEHOVAH is longgg suffering and it is not HIS will that anyone should perish..a thousand years in HIS sight is as a day..And whilst yes,you might go down under and leave it still happening ,it’s also not impossible you could witness the grand finally ..For nothing is impossible with GOD..

  5. Zanndoli
    September 15, 2014

    If you pray hard enough you will not die.

  6. Billy
    September 15, 2014

    The earth skates everyday and some bright people call it an occasion to pray. Doomsday fanatics now asking for cleansing.

    The events we see in the world are not new, and will continue, so invoking prayer will not stop quakes.

    • Eyeballs
      September 15, 2014

      They need to pray in both good times and bad times and allow God to do his work.

    • The Facts
      September 15, 2014

      Everyday and night, every second/minute/hour are occasions to pray. We cannot go wrong praying. These occurrences are reminders of what could occur when we least expect them. They are also wake-up calls to reverence, worship and prayer that God might avert those disasters.
      As it is said, “God governs the world but prayer governs God.” Anyone who could criticize others for informing others to pray and scoff at praying has a mortal and spiritual problem. They are sadly lacking God’s blessing, graces and enlightenment. Examine your conscience, your heart. Are you living in faith? Do not be one of those who will be left behind forever.
      Praying is important for our mortal and spiritual benefit. Those who pray are sure of saving their souls. Those who do not pray will cause their souls to be lost forever.
      You will do well to always pray.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Watch and pray – Stay awake.”
      As it is said, “Pray and do not faint.”
      St. Paul said, “Pray unceasingly.”
      This advice is not fiction. It is a fact.

    • anonymous2
      September 15, 2014

      Good luck trying to educate these people.

  7. Woy
    September 15, 2014

    Lord, I do not like to be on shaky ground, but if its your will that these islands depart from their wickedness, keep shaking, but Lord could you keep it at 1 – 5 on the Richter scale, please.
    I Thank you.

    • budman
      September 15, 2014

      *sigh* will these doomsday posts never end? we have had earthquakes since the beginning of time. it is natural. smh

      • Marsa
        September 15, 2014

        Where is your of humor!!

      • The Facts
        September 15, 2014

        If you do not want to hear this on earth, where in eternity will you hear it? It will be too late then. Mortal and spiritual food for thought.

    • Eyeballs
      September 15, 2014

      Pray , pray , pray and you will be fine. Disasters may happen all around you and you shall not fear for God shall be with you always.

    • The Facts
      September 15, 2014

      We are living on shaky ground. Who knows when the worst will occur? These disasters occur as a thief in the night. St. Paul said, “When people are wishing each other peace and security, everything will break loose as a woman in labor pains.” We must be broadminded about that which is inevitable at anytime.
      5.0 is not so bad but it could cause damage and scare people for everything will shake. It is through the grace of God that the worst has not yet occurred.
      I experienced a 5.0 in Toronto. It was scary with everything moving and swaying. I hope I never experience such in the future but who knows?

    • pax
      September 16, 2014


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