Caribbean: Powerful earthquake hits Martinique

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, November 29 - The United States Geological Survey has reported
that a magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck near Martinique.

ABC news is also reporting that a 3 year old girl was killed and her sister is in
critical condition when a wall collapsed in Guadeloupe.

The earthquake struck the island at 3 p.m. local time approximately 13 miles (21 km)
northwest of the island, at a depth of 90 miles (145.4 km).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement for Caribbean countries
excluding Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands indicating that a tsunami was not
expected in the Caribbean due to the depth of the quake.

In addition, the U.S. West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center noted that no
tsunami warning or watch was in effect. According to the centre, no Tsunami's were
expected along the coasts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the U.S. Atlantic.

Rev. Gerald A. Seale, DD,

General Secretary and CEO,

Evangelical Association of the Caribbean,

41 Excel Road, Elizabeth Park, Christ Church BB15092, Barbados,

Tel: 1-246-427-9746

Web Site: www.caribbeanevangelical.org

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