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Wednesday, February 19

Seismologist warns powerful tremor a warning for the region

cbc  "The Director of the Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Joan Latchman says Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake is the “biggest” to occur in the Barbados zone since 1980 and warned regional countries to be prepared for a massive quake in the future.  

“This would be an earthquake we don’t expect to see for tens of years. In my analysis this would be the first earthquake in this magnitude range since we have been recording about 1980,’ she said of the quake that was felt in Barbados, Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines."