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Dominica hit by earthquakes

Regional 17 Jan, 2020 Follow News

Dominica hit by earthquakes

Dominica was hit by two earthquakes in the past fortnight. The second quake took place at 8:17pm, according to the Trinidad-based UWI Seismic Research Centre.

The epicentre of the 4.6 quake was located 39km south east of Roseau, 54 km north of Fort-de-France, Martinique and 118 km north of Castries, Saint Lucia. Many Dominicans took to social media to say they felt the quake.

On Monday a 3.3 magnitude tremor shook mostly the southern section of Dominica.

On January 8, a 5.2 quake took place off the southern coast of Dominica and was felt on several islands.

They were the latest in a series of quakes that has shaken the region in recent weeks.

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