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Expert: Look out for more tremors


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At least seven aftershocks have so far been recorded as Barbadians are being warned to brace themselves for more in the wake of the rattling of the island by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake Tuesday evening.

The warning has come from programme officer with the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Danielle Skeete, as well as seismologist Dr Joan Latchman as Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent were shaken by the quake at 5:32 p.m. as commuters were making their way home.

Trinidad appeared to be hardest hit, with reports of damage to buildings and businesses, cars, infrastructure and to the island’s telecommunications sector. Residents throughout the Caribbean took to social media to detail their experiences.

Skeete told the MIDWEEK NATION the quake was felt from St Lucy to Christ Church but there were no immediate reports of damage. Some people reported it lasting between five and ten seconds. (HLE)

Please read the full story in the Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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