6.5 Magnitude Earthquake 52 km west of Guadeloupe
Information provided by the UWI, SRC indicated that a Magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at
approximately 7:23am this morning at a depth of 164 km.
The earthquake was located 52 km West of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe,
98 km SSW of Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda and 125 km NW of Roseau, Dominica.
Fortunately, the earthquake was quite deep and while there are reports of it
being felt in Dominica and other neighbouring islands, there were no reports of
The public is being reminded that it is important to know the protection measures
before an earthquake as there is no forewarning.
Here are a few safety tips:
Before and earthquake
Make plans – make sure you have a well-prepared Disaster Plan. Set aside
emergency supplies and equipment, learn first aid and teach family
members how to turn off electricity, gas and water supplies by learning
location of safety valves and main switches.
Pick safe places in your home, workplace or school.
During an earthquake:
Some of the most important things you can do are:
Try to Remain Calm
Be aware of your surroundings – If you are in a store or shop, move away
from display shelves containing bottles, cans, or other objects that may fall.
Move away from windows, glass doors, heavy mirrors, pictures, bookcases,
hanging plants and heavy objects.
Take action to protect yourself – Protect your head and face and Drop,
Cover, and Hold On under a sturdy desk, table, bench or bed. If you use a
walker or wheelchair Lock, Cover and Hold On.
Stay where you are - do not run to get outside or inside of buildings as
falling objects could cause further harm.
Contact the Office of Disaster Management for more information - 266-4412 and/or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
BE PREPARED! BE SAFE!