An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.96 on the Richter Scale was felt throughout the Virgin Islands at approximately 12:28am this morning.  The report indicated that the epicenter was located near 18.78N and 64.28 West or 8.36km NE of Anegada, 35. 31Km NE of Virgin Gorda or 54.23Km NE of Road Town, Virgin Islands at a depth of 25 miles.

Wednesday 13th April, 2011 marks thirty-two years since the La Soufriere Volcano erupted in 1979, displacing about 20,000 persons on mainland St. Vincent.  The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with the Soufriere Monitoring Unit and the Seismic Research Centre, UWI St. Augustine Campus will launch a number of activities this week in an effort to heighten the awareness of the general public on volcanoes and other seismic hazards.

Monday 28 March 2011 – Saint Lucia's Earthquake protocols were scrutinized by the Caribbean Disaster  Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).  The two-day workshop was held against the background of severe damage caused by earthquakes throughout the Caribbean during, and prior to the recorded history of the region.  

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