4.6 Earthquake occurs on Friday North of Anguilla and Sint Maarten/St. Martin
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4.6 Earthquake occurs on Friday North of Anguilla and Sint Maarten/St. Martin

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) announced that an earthquake occurred early Friday morning at around 4.01am north of the islands of Anguilla and Sint Maarten/St. Martin.

The quake measured 4.6 in magnitude and was at a depth of 73 kilometers.

39 years ago to this exact day (Friday 13th), La Soufrière in St. Vincent and the Grenadines suddenly erupted. As recollected in a video, Vincentians watched in awe as ash rained down and the events that followed have been etched in the memories forever.

Like La Soufrière, most of the volcanoes that the UWI Seismic Research Centre monitors can erupt with little or no warning.

It is therefore necessary that persons living on these islands, know the volcanic hazard zones and the national emergency plan.

“Stories like those told in the video help us at the UWI-SRC better understand these giants and we continue to monitor and conduct research to better inform our contributing territories with the critical information to make informed decisions should volcanic unrest ever occur,” according to UWI-SRC. #communityresearch #volcanoresilience #SVG79 #volcano

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