UPDATE-DOMINICA-EARTHQUAKE-Dominicans urged to be vigilant.


The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Saturday said that Dominica was being rattled by a series of shallow earthquakes, particularly in the south central area of the island and urged the population to remain vigilant.

It said that the burst of 'volcanic earthquakes' which began late on Saturday night and is continuing, had a magnitude of 3.1 to 3.4 at five kilometres deep and that 'the shallower the earthquake is the more they are felt.

'The activity is part of an ongoing series of earthquakes in that area which may be described as volcanic unrest. The unrest does not necessarily mean that an eruption will occur, but as seen in 1998, large magnitude earthquakes can occur and so the public should remain vigilant,' the ODM said in its latest bulletin.

It said that 'all should be aware that we are living on a volcanic island and these events are likely to occur from time to time so be prepared for continuous...

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