For more than 20 seconds an earthquake which measured five on the Richter Scale shook the island to its inner core and left Barbadians badly shaken as well.
The earthquake which originally measured 7.4 on the Richter scale vibrated its way through the Eastern Caribbean sometime after 2 p.m.
By the time it reached Barbados, it was measuring five, but it was enough to scare the living daylights out of all those who felt it.
A resident checks the damages on his apartment building in the St. George parish, central Barbados, after a powerful earthquake rocked the eastern Caribbean on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.4, was centered 26 miles, 42 kilometers, southeast of Roseau, the capital of Dominica, where the shaking lasted for about 20 seconds. The quake was felt hundreds of miles away in Puerto Rico to the west, and Venezuela and Suriname to the south.
Update: 6:48am - Miami Time
I've been informed (by reliable sources - Mum & Dad) that Barbados has just sustained an earthquake!!!
Apparently, people were fleeing Grantley Adams airport in terror (Dad was flying in and missed it by 1/2 hour) & Mum said the chandeliers were shaking! I lived in Los Angeles for several years, so they're nothing new to me, but it does not bode well for Martinique and Guadeloupe... who apparently got it worse.
Factoid #1: The last time an earthquake rocked Barbados was back in 1953.
Factoid #2: Today, Nov 30th, is independence day in Barbados (independence from England).
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