List of earthquakes in the Caribbean

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Major earthquakes in the Caribbean are infrequent and are sometimes accompanied by tsunami.

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Comments
2018-08-21 Venezuela, Trinidad 7.3 Mw VII
2007-11-29 Martinique 7.4 Mw VI–VII 6 402
2004-11-21 Guadeloupe, Dominica 6.3 Mw VII 1 13 Non-destructive tsunami
2003-09-22 Dominican Republic 6.4 Mw VII 3
1984-06-24 Dominican Republic 6.7 Mw VII 5 Limited damage / tsunami
1974-10-08 Antigua, Barbuda 6.9 Mw VII 4
1946-08-04 Dominican Republic 8.1 Ms IX 2,550 Destructive tsunami
1918-10-11 Puerto Rico 7.1 Mw IX 76–116 Destructive tsunami
1907-01-14 Jamaica 6.5 Mw 800–1,000 Tsunami
1867-11-18 Virgin Islands 7.5 Muk X 24 Destructive tsunami NGDC
1843-02-08 Lesser Antilles 8.3 Muk IX 4,000–6,000 Extreme damage NGDC
1839-01-11 Martinique 7.8 Muk IX 390 Severe NGDC
1787-05-02 Puerto Rico 8.0 Mw
1766-10-21 Venezuela, Trinidad 7.5 Ms IX Severe NGDC
1692-06-07 Jamaica 7.5 Mw ~5,000 Tsunami
1690-04-16 Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.0 Ms IX Some Destructive tsunami NGDC
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

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Sources

  • NGDC, Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K