Barbados Jolted By Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake

(CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 rattled parts of Barbados on Tuesday, however, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Trinidad-based University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) said the quake, which occurred at 11:26 am, was felt 24 kilometres (km) southwest of the capital, Bridgetown. The earthquake was also felt 160 km east of Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines and 179 km southeast of Castries in St Lucia. It had a depth of 25.8 km.

Authorities in Barbados advised residents that it was safe to continue normal activities as there were no tsunami threats.

“No tsunami threat from this earthquake to Barbados based on available data,” authorities said, adding “There are no impacts expected in our area.”

“Safely continue on with your normal activities for the day. No need for any panic at this point,” they added.