The earth shook in Guadeloupe this Thursday morning.
An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook the island at 9:13 a.m. local time (3:13 p.m. in Paris), according to the Euro-Mediterranean seismology center.
Slightly felt on the spot, the tremor did not cause any damage, said the firefighters.
#TremblementDeTerre in the NNE of La Désirade (department Guadeloupe, on 2/2/2023, at 9:13 a.m. local, depth 11km, M= 5.0) according to OVSG, @IPGP_officiel, @ObsGuadeloupe;
Testify at https://t.co/TjO6EPCW2d pic.twitter.com/DfaoE8Mff5
— FranceSeisme (@FranceSeisme) February 2, 2023
The same magnitude was recorded by the seismic research center of the University of the West Indies (University of the West Indies).
The epicenter, 10 km deep, is located 95 km from Pointe-à-Pitre, 173 km from Roseau in Dominica, and 116 km from Saint John's in Antigua and Barbuda.
Second earthquake in 15 days
This is the second time in 15 days that the French island has suffered the jolts of the Earth.
On January 20, an earthquake of magnitude 6 was seen as far away as Martinique.
The region is at risk of an earthquake: on Wednesday, the Dominican Republic was also subject to a magnitude 5 earthquake.