Thursday, November 29, 2007

Earthquake

At 19:10:19 UTC an earthquake hit the Martinique region, Windward Islands. The Earthquake had a magnitude of 7.3.
The activity was felt as well in Suriname.
This is the seismologic activity as recorded by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI):
Seismologic Activity

In Google Earth the location is found here:
Seismologic Activity

Or check the kmz file.

Further details are still missing.

1 Comments:

Blogger Elmar said...

More info from the CNN website:

The earthquake occurred just after 3 p.m.(2 p.m. ET) the USGS said. Its epicenter was northwest of Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique.

There were some injuries, but no reports of deaths, Nadine Priam, chief editor of Radio Martinique, told CNN.

Roads and homes were damaged and one person was seriously injured after jumping out of a window according to Priam. Several schoolchildren were taken to the main hospital, she said.

The quake was centered just offshore on the island's north side, between the island nations of Martinique and Dominica, Priam said.

The USGS reported its epicenter was about 90 miles below the Earth's surface, meaning shaking at the surface was somewhat muted. Earthquakes centered closer to the Earth's surface produce stronger shaking and generally cause more damage.

Despite the depth, the USGS Web site showed the quake was felt as far north as Road Town, Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, about 350 miles from Martinique.

November 30, 2007 6:29 AM  

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