***BREAKING NEWS *** M6.4 – BARBADOS REGION, WINDWARD ISLANDS

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Second earthquake in four hours

For the second time this morning, an earthquake rattled Barbados.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck at 11.16am.

This morning  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake also struck at 7:01.

Source Barbados Today

M6.4 – BARBADOS REGION, WINDWARD ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time
  • 16 Jul 2015 15:16:31 UTC
  • 16 Jul 2015 11:16:32 near epicenter
  • 16 Jul 2015 19:16:31 standard time in your timezone
Location 13.829N 58.641W
Depth 5 km
Distances
  • 116 km (71 mi) NE of Bathsheba, Barbados
  • 132 km (81 mi) NE of Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 252 km (156 mi) E of Bisee, Saint Lucia
  • 254 km (157 mi) ESE of Riviere-Pilote, Martinique
  • 256 km (158 mi) E of Castries, Saint Lucia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.2 km; Vertical 4.3 km
Parameters Nph = 149; Dmin = 125.2 km; Rmss = 1.06 seconds; Gp = 48°
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Event ID us 20002xx1

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