Earthquake Shakes Eastern Caribbean Islands

Port of Spain, May 20 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 5.3 degrees on the Richter scale shook several Eastern Caribbean islands without causing damage or casualties, the Seismic Department of the University of the West Indies reported today. The institution stressed that the quake�s epicenter was located southwest of Barbuda, part of the Antigua and Barbuda federation.

At the end of last month, a 5.1 degree temblor shook the country and some days ago another one was felt in Trinidad and Tobago.

Recently the U.N. Office for Reduction of Disaster Risk warned that Caribbean islands should prepare for stronger earthquakes and tsunamis.

“The Caribbean Islands are in an area of relatively high seismic activity and can experience a magnitude eight earthquake at any time if we consider previous standards,” said seismologist Joan Latchman.

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