Guadeloupe was shaken Thursday at 9:13 a.m. local time (2:13 p.m. Paris time) by an earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, according to the Euro-Mediterranean seismology center.
Slightly felt on the spot, the tremor did not cause any damage, the firefighters said.
Epicenter in Pointe-à-Pitre
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 kilometers deep, is located 95 kilometers from Pointe-à-Pitre, 173 kilometers from Roseau in Dominica, and 116 kilometers from Saint John's in Antigua and Barbuda.
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 quake.