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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake that shook Barbados today has been reported as felt in St Lucia and Martinique.

It occurred about 125 km northeast of the capital, Bridgetown; 234 km east of Castries, St. Lucia and 255 km east southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique, at a depth of 10 km.

But just four hours after an earthquake shook Barbados and neighbouring islands, another stronger quake has been recorded.

There are reports of people panicking and buildings being evacuated as the 6.4 magnitude tremor shook around 11:16 a.m.

St. Lucia, Trinidad and Dominica are among the other Caribbean islands that felt the tremor, based on reports on social media.

The earlier 5.3 magnitude tremor hit at 7:01 a.m., at the same depth and the same distance from Barbados, but 240 km east of Castries and 262 km east southeast of Fort-de-France.
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