Barbados Experiences Earth Tremor
Barbados experienced a nerve racking earth tremor moments ago. Stay tuned for more information! – see link for current status of tremor
3.18 PM– Initial reports indicate that some cell and land phones are out.
3.29 – Initial reports indicate that the earthquake/tremor has stretched as far as Antigua in the North and Guyana in the South
3.45 – Check this link as well for updates
3.51 – Early assessment of damage on the island indicate some houses have been damaged in St. George and St. Philip
Powerful Earthquake Hits Caribbean
22 minutes ago
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — A powerful earthquake rocked the eastern Caribbean on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No damage was immediately reported.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3, was centered 23 miles southeast of Roseau, the capital of Dominica, where the shaking lasted for about 20 seconds. The quake was felt as far away as Puerto Rico.
The quake struck at 2 p.m. EST at a depth of 90 miles beneath the surface of the Earth, according to the geological survey’s Web site. – thanks to Adrian L
4.14 – Grantley Adams management gives all clear the the airport is OPEN
4.25 – Reports indicate that there is gridlock in Bridgetown . Police Force issues a warning to the public to avoid Bridgetown
4.55 – A sense of calm and normalcy starting to return to the island
5.15- Several public pre-Independence events have been canceled including the Democratic Labour Party meeting in Independence Square previously scheduled for 6.30 PM
6.45 – See update on Trinidad & Tobago with reference to other islands
9.00 – Read about some of the experiences of Barbadians