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Quake Shakes Belize

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. May 29, 2009: A powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Belize and Honduras on Thursday at around 2: 30 a.m. sending terrified people running into the streets.

Two deaths were reported in Honduras but none in Belize to date. However, initial reports from Belize claim there were some collapsed buildings and cracks on road ways and in a water tower.  The quake reportedly shook the countries for more than 30 seconds and a tsunami alert was activated for 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, the UWI Seismic unit also claimed that a 4.0 earthquake shook Dominica on Thursday, May 28th at 12:28 p.m. No damage was reported. The earthquake was reportedly felt in Dominica and St. Lucia. On Wednesday, at 5 p.m. an earthquake occurred east of St. Lucia measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was reportedly felt in Rodney Heights, St Lucia but no damage was reported.

On May 24th, a 4.4 quake also reportedly shook Anguilla.