The UWI Seismic Research Centre, says the region, should brace for a major earthquake which it said is long overdue.
Speaking to journalists in Saint Lucia earlier this week at the launch of Earth Science Week, the Seismic Research Centre’s Patricia Joseph, who is responsible for geochemical monitoring of the geothermal systems in the Lesser Antilles, said based on patterns, there is a major earthquake of a magnitude of 8 every 100 years in the region.
Joseph said that there have been no major regional earthquakes within recent times.
“That’s why we keep saying that we should be prepared for that size of it, a larger magnitude earthquake happening in the region,” she stated.
She said a large magnitude earthquake can be very disruptive and people have to learn how to react when it takes place.