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Tuesday, August 9

Two Earthquakes Recorded Near Caribbean Island Nations

Irish Weather Online: "Minor shaking was felt in the Barbados capital, Bridgetown on Monday after an undersea earthquakes struck to the northeast of the small Caribbean island nation.
It was the second earthquake to hit the region in as many days.
The quake occurred at 10:43 AM local time and was centred 99 km (61 miles) NNE of Bridgetown, 191 km (118 miles) E of Castries, St. Lucia and 213 km (132 miles) ESE of Fort-De-France, Martinique. It was recorded at a shallow depth of 6.5 km (4.0 miles), according to the United State Geological Survey (USGS).
A slightly stronger quake, measuring 5 magnitude on the Richter Scale, occurred at 4:01 AM on Sunday and was centred 72 km (44 miles) ESE of Castries, St. Lucia, 113km northwest of Bridgetown, Bermuda, and 116 km (72 miles) SE of Fort-De-France, Martinique."