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Barbados hit by earthquake

BARBADOS WAS hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 yesterday (April 20), but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies, said that the quake, which occurred at 6.52 am (local time), was at a depth of 155 km.

It said that the quake, east of Barbados, was located at 13.35 degrees north and 56.29 degrees west and was felt in St Vincent.

Over the last few days, several Caribbean countries have been rattled by earthquakes.

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