Earthquake rattles St Lucia

Castries, St Lucia (CMC) — The National Emergency Management Organization, (NEMO) says sections of the island were rocked by an earthquake on Thursday afternoon.

The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago, confirmed that a 4.8. Magnitude quake was felt in St Lucia, Dominica, St Vincent, and Martinique at approximately 2:30pm (local time).

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According to a NEMO official here, reports of tremors were received from the north and south of the island.

Earlier this week NEMO Director Velda Joseph called on residents to be prepared for hazards outside of tropical cyclones, citing a series of earthquakes in the region recently, including four tremors on Sunday.

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