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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 181km NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 170km NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 170km NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados on Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Date & time: Tue, 18 Feb 09:27:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 05:27:13
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 16.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.6511°N / 58.9478°W (Barbade)
Nearest volcano: Pelée (255 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
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- Merci!.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 18 Feb 2014
Tue, 18 Feb 09:27 UTCM 6.5 / 17 kmNorth Atlantic OceanGFZ
Tue, 18 Feb 09:27 UTCM 6.5 / 15 km EAST OF MARTINIQUE, WINDWARD IS.EMSC
Tue, 18 Feb 09:27 UTCM 6.5 / 17 kmNE of Bathsheba, BarbadosGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Rm8 1pp / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Kingstown, St Vincent / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Shaking woke me up while on holidays, it was my first quake, something everyone should get to experience at least once.
st james club gros islet st lucia / MMI IV (Light shaking): We were on vacation here and the tremor woke us from our sleep.it only seemed to last about a minute
St. Patricks (175.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): was sitting up when heard first a strange sound beneath the ground then felt like a jolt/movement of the entire building in one direction (northwards) for a short distance (had to brace myself against something) then stopped and was some shaking - all lasted only seconds
Le marin (207.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was deeply sleeping when vibration from the floor shake my bed for 15 seconds. I saw my life scrools
Roseau Dominica (269.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
souffriere st lucia / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was already awake to get ready to go to the gym when suddenly i felt my bed shaking i jumped out of the bed and put on the light to see the fan shaking like someone had knocked over it
Smugglers Cove (224.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kingstown / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awake when it happened. It lasted about 10 seconds. It didn't feel like a life threatening situation though. More like an occasion one should experience in life!
St. John Barbados / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Martinique / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Christchurch Barbados (188.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Campden Park, St. Vincent, / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was lying on my bed, about to start devotion, felt a very strong vibration/shaking, when i realise it was an earth tremor - it was about 5:30 am, lasted for about 10-15 seconds.
St. Lucia / MMI III (Weak shaking): Waked me up in my bed.
pine, St.Michael / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Windjammer Landing St Lucia / MMI III (Weak shaking): Just before 5.30 am, windows and bed shaking for about 45 seconds?
Barbados / MMI IV (Light shaking): Vibration for 10. 15 secs followed by noticeable shift of entire structure once
st Michael barbados / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Holetown Barbaods / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up to the whole bed shaking.. thought it was a dream so went back to bed... it was quite strong shaking in my opinion
Grenada / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woken at 5.30 by bed shaking.
Belleplaine St. Andrew, / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was sitting on bed preparing work when i felt a shaking, even checked to see if it was my phone vibrating, almost checked under bed to see if someone was there, then my mum and daughter got up;it started then stopped then started again
Sion Hill, St James (174.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Wakened by unknown sound followed by the sound of the pool skimmer lid flapping. That continued for approx. 2 minutes after the initial noise. Thought there might have been a second noise further away.
kingstown, St . Vincent / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was alarmed, felt heavy shaking of the house and sounds in the roof.
kingstown, St . Vincent / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was alarmed, felt heavy shaking of the house and sounds in the roof.
Rodney Bay, St. Lucia (223.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): WE are in a hilltop home in the north of St. Lucia and there was definite rattling of things throughout the house. Nothing broken. Seemed like it went on for 10-15 seconds.
St. Lucia / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The bed shook for about 10 seconds.
christ church Barbados (182.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I had just awaken and started to feel 4 successive shakes and the house and windows started to move.
Rodney Bay, St Lucia / MMI IV (Light shaking): We were woken from sleep about 5.30am by an earth tremor which lasted for several seconds. Initially it felt as though a large truck was passing by but we realised the vibration was too intense for that to be the case. The tremor shook our apartment, rattling the windows, but causing no damage.
lamentin Martinique / MMI III (Weak shaking)
St Lawrence gap / MMI IV (Light shaking): Ocean 2 Resort Hotel in St Lawrence Gap. Felt whilst in bed at approx 5.40am. Doors creaking and rattling of sliding doors then bed started to gently rock. Lasted about 20 secs.
Barbados / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke to feel while room moving side to side and objects in bathroom could be heard falling over. Lasted around 10 seconds.
Eagle Hall, St Michael (185.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was laying in the bed and yelled to my husband "what was that?" He said what? It felt like an ocean wave.
Bequia (308.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ciudad Guayana (830.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Estaba cagando y tuve que salir corriendo dejando una fétida estela de mierda tras de mi.
st.lucia / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
St. Michael Barbados / MMI IV (Light shaking): I heard creaking and felt the chair that I was sitting on shake. It lasted for about 2 minutes.
st james barbados / MMI II (Very weak shaking): vibration of couch and shaking of chandelier
Brighton beach (185.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was lying in bed after just waking up. Suddenly I felt very mild shaking, but nothing else was moving so I wondered if I had imagined it. But I was convinced I had felt it, so I checked the internet and found it really had happened.
Saint Lucia / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I ran out of my bed, my bed actually shook from left to right. wow
Les trois ilets / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Barbados (175.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bathsheba, Barbados / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke up because my bed was shaking
Kingstown / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Diamant, Martinique (224.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
millenium highway' st lucia / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
st.vincent / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
martinique fort de france / MMI II (Very weak shaking): martinique fort dr france
Long Bay Saint Philip Barbados (177.2 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
st vincent / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Barbados / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Westerhall, St. David, Grenada (341.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Was sitting studying, and felt a light shaking, it shook once stopped briefly and then started shaking again lasted about 4 seconds
Fort de france (227.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bridgetown Barbados / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
McHenry (United States) (4150 km NW from epicenter)(no details): YA I NEVER FINISHED ^w^ (via EMSC)
Le Morne Rouge (Martinique) (228 km W from epicenter)(no details): Was on my a video call with my fiance at around 5:30 when my laptop screen began wobbling, then his started also. We bothered like baby earthquake.. If anything happens I love you. 10 seconds in and it only got stronger. My little brother was in the shower and all I hear was my dad telling him to get in the door way! Pheww was scared to death because I live in the bottom floor of a three storey building! Strongest one ever felt don't want experience that again! (via EMSC)
Castries City (Saint Lucia) (226 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very characteristic rumbling, windows shaked, low frequency rumbling, last aroind 10-15 seconds (via EMSC)
Birch Grove (Grenada) (406 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Definitely woke me up out of a deep sleep. (via EMSC)
Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) (294 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Yes, I was up before it occurred and when it did, I started counted. I counted 14 -more like in rhythmnic pattern than seconds. It shooked my bed, my opened cupboard door clanged on the burglar bar. This was a scary one, this one wasn't no TV thing, I'm afraid of the what can follow. Hopefully, everything will be fine. Trusting God. (via EMSC)
Le Lamentin (Martinique) (214 km W from epicenter)(no details): Headboard on bed was banging à la Exorcist. Very frightening! (via EMSC)
Malgretoute (Saint Lucia) (239 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Shaking side to side (via EMSC)
(Saint Lucia) (221 km W from epicenter)(no details): Sounded like wind, 20 seconds in stated to feel shaking sensation. Ended after about 35 seconda (via EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) (220 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 20 seconds (via EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) (220 km W from epicenter)(no details): Was about 10 to 15 seconds heard a rumbling sound all over the house. It was loud the became soft (via EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) (220 km W from epicenter)(no details): Was in bed. Slight wobble of bed, and movement of articles in wardrobe. (via EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) (220 km W from epicenter)(no details): As first time just bit weird to feel it , but my husband has felt many and didn't bat an eyelid just told me it would be ok. (via EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados) (190 km S from epicenter)(no details): I was lying in bed and the bed felt as though it was rocking slightly. I put my hand on the bed outstretched cause I thought I was dreaming. I sat up but by then it had stopped. What I felt lasted for about 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
Market Hill (Barbados) (181 km S from epicenter)(no details): was half asleep when i felt the bed shaking but wasnt sure what it was (via EMSC)
Le Lamentin (Martinique) (214 km W from epicenter)(no details): petites fissures lézardées apparues ou rendues prolongées dans mes plafonds chambres, salon. Dans la cuisine , tout le long de la partie supérieure d'un des mur. J'ai ressenti 2 secousses quasi simultanées tant elles étaient rapprochées. vrombissements puis secousses. Voici le témoignage de ma fille qui est une Asperger(autiste) atteinte d'hyperacousie. Déjà éveillée, j'ai entendu la secousse un p'tit peu avant ma mère, le carrelage et des meubles qui ont craqué fort sans pour autant éclater ; un grondement au sol très grave avant les secousses qui s'amplifiait en déferlantes durant. (via EMSC)
Ducos (Martinique) (211 km W from epicenter)(no details): plus long que le seisme du 9.février.2014. Plus fort aussi. (via EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados) (190 km S from epicenter)(no details): Was in the sofa sitting watching TV and felt it shaking, lasted for appx 5 seconds (via EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados) (190 km S from epicenter)(no details): Lying In bed felt bed rocking/shaking like being at sea (via EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados) (190 km S from epicenter)(no details): Quite a few of my friends in Barbados indicated they felt it, but it seems as though they were awake. I screamed for my niece to come into my room for safety and asked her if she could feel it - she woke up from my yelling but she felt nothing. (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (189 km S from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up out of bed. (via EMSC)
Long Bay (Barbados) (181 km S from epicenter)(no details): I was asleep and it woke me around 5:30am, I had only felt one other minor earth quake before and that was a small tremor in 2007 here on the island. This one had the bed, hanging pots, wall photos, clothes etc swaying for a few minutes. Although it's effect were minimal this will be a major thing in an island that is not accustom to having quakes. (via EMSC)
Bath (Barbados) (176 km S from epicenter)(no details): I live at sea level and this being the strongest and closest, to Barbados it would be great to have a Monitoring Center here, based on our Coordinates 13.2N 59..... TSUNAMI WARNINGS would also be very important to the Leeward & Windward Islands.. (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (189 km S from epicenter)(no details): Nothing fell over in the room but coat hangers rattled in the wardrobe and the whole building swayed for a couple of seconds (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (189 km S from epicenter)(no details): About 5:30 A.M. Tues 18 Feb 2014. Sitting at a computer. I felt a slight sideways motion, saw the curtain next to me swinging slightly (no wind, it stopped moving since)Dogs in the area started barking. Checked other parts of the house and saw 2 weed whackers also swinging slightly. (via EMSC)
ST.Martins (Barbados) (187 km S from epicenter)(no details): In addition to the computer chair I was sitting on slighty swaying I heard one noticable cracking sound coming from the closed sliding glass window. When I looked at the time on the computer it was 04:28 am local. No damage found on the window. (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (198 km S from epicenter)(no details): Saw pool water slushing around so I knew it must be an earthquake (via EMSC)

 

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