A rare magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck East of Barbados in the Southeast Caribbean. (now revised to M6.4 by the USGS)
Over the past 7 days (leading up to July 16), there has been only one M6.0+ earthquake globally. Normally there are 2-3 M6.0+ earthquakes per week around the world.
Less than 24 hours ago, a new deep earthquake occurred in the Asthenosphere below the West Pacific. This deep movement sent off a new round of activity across the globe, particularly showing up as multiple swarms, and now a large earthquake near the well known Caribbean volcanic island chain.
Information on this Barbados earthquake from the USGS:
|Location/uncertainty||14.000°N 58.500°W± 0.0 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||23.0 km± 0.0|
|Origin Time||2015-07-16 15:16:35.000 UTC|
|Number of Stations||55|
|Number of Phases||55|
|Minimum Distance||0.00 km (0.00°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.99 sec|
|FE Region||Northeast of Barbados, Windward Islands (402)|