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Earthquake off Barbados’ coast rattles Guyana

This US Geological Surveys map depicts the epicentre of the earthquake off the coast of Barbados.

A tremor rattled several areas of Guyana; a spin-off from a quake off the coast of Barbados.

“I sat down here and the whole place shaking. I in Festival City and the whole place rocking,” a resident in Festival City, North Ruimveldt told Demerara Waves Online News.

The tremor was felt at about 11:16 AM.

The United States Geological Services (USGS) recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale 116 kilometers North East off Bathsheba, Barbados at about 11:16 AM.

Residents as far as Bartica,Buck Hall, Mabaruma, Essequibo Coast.

At Eccles, East Bank Demerara a number of residents there panicked and ran out of their homes.