July 27, 2021

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 shakes the coast of Barbados

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 shakes the coast of Barbados



An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck the coast of Barbados today, without the authorities having reported victims or damages.

The earthquake was recorded at 09.04 local time (14.04 GMT).

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity worldwide, placed the hypocenter 10 kilometers deep.

The same agency located the shake 1,072 kilometers east of the capital, Bridgetown and 1,196 kilometers east of the capital of Saint Lucia, Castries.

No warning was issued due to the risk of a giant wave.

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