Caribbean holiday hotspots suffer massive earthquake – wave reported heading for Barbados

Friday, September 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

A MASSIVE earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale, has struck the Caribbean – just minutes after a devastating quake and tsunami swamped parts of Indonesia today.

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

The quake shook buildings in Antigua, Martinique, Dominica and Saint Lucia. Some reports were suggesting a tsunami-like wave could be heading for Barbados.

The deep seismic shift of the tectonic plates of the notorious Ring of Fire send massive shock waves across both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

The first quake – a major 7.7 magnitude shock – hit Indonesia triggering a destructive 2m tsunami smashed down buildings and left at least one dead in the towns of Palu and Donggala.

But minutes later a sister earthquake hit the Caribbean island of Martinique and offshore.

The United States Geological Survey said the epicentre was the town of Sainte-Marie and registered a depth of 37.7 kilometers.

So far there has not been a tsunami warning.

The USGS tweeted: “No tsunami generated by this earthquake in the Martinique area.”

However, earlier the earthquake monitoring service covering Indonesia had also suggested there would not be a tsunami – just minutes before the towns were submerged by a wall of water.

Authorities received information that Palu had been hit amid a rapid series of aftershocks.

Dwikorita Karnawati, who heads Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency, BMKG, said: “The 1.5- to two-metre tsunami has receded.

“It ended. The situation is chaotic, people are running on the streets and buildings collapsed. There is a ship washed ashore.”

BMKG had earlier issued a tsunami warning, but lifted it within the hour.

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