Guadeloupe, neighbouring islands rocked by earthquake

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An earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale, occurred west of Guadeloupe this morning.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC) said it occurred around 7:23 am local time at a depth of 164 kilometres.

According to the Automatic Earthquake Location from the UWI Seismic Research Centre, the quake struck:

52 km West of Point-?-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

98 km south-southwest of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

125 km northwest of Roseau, Dominica.