Important historic earthquakes in Barbados

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Sep 12 16:38 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Barbados Region, Windward Islands Sep 12 16:38 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Aug 29 04:56 4.7 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Aug 14 05:50 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 19 13:31 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
USGS Barbados Region, Windward Islands Jul 19 13:31 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. May 18 12:14 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bridgetown, Barbados Apr 07 21:45 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Apr 07 21:45 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Nov 22 04:12 4.3 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jun 05 12:45 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. May 31 01:18 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Oct 28 14:04 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Oct 28 14:04 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Sep 29 18:49 5.0 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Sep 29 18:49 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Sep 29 16:12 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Sep 29 16:12 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ne Of Barbados, Windward Islands Sep 29 12:41 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Sep 29 12:41 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Aug 07 19:10 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 28 11:37 4.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 28 11:37 4.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 25 19:55 4.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 25 19:55 4.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 20 23:08 4.4 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 20 23:08 4.4 18 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 20 22:59 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 20 22:59 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 19 06:34 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ne Of Barbados, Windward Islands Jul 19 06:34 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 17 18:06 4.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 17 18:06 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 16 15:36 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 16 15:36 5.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 16 15:16 6.5 23 MAP I Felt It
  • Trois ilets - pas de dégats, secousses similaires a un passage d'un camion léger ressenties à 7H00 ET à 11H20 (heure de la Martinique) durée 5 secondes environ.
  • Paramaribo - Bureau ging van links naar rechts
  • Paramaribo - we zitten achter ons buro en voelden het gebouw heen en weer schuiven.
  • POS - Felt vibrations and shaking. No structural damage
  • SAINT PIERRE - Pas de dégats
  • paramaribo - niets bijzonders
  • El Socorro - Sitting in office and felt a swaying motion, no noise
  • Paramaribo - Ik voelde het in Paramaribo Suriname
  • bequia - heard a rumbling and felt a trembling under my feet
  • Paramaribo - Voelde een lichte schok van ongeveer 3 seconden
  • port of spain - building felt as though it was spinning
  • Paramaribo - Gebouw schudde, de bureau's, pc's, etc. Leek alsof ik mij onwel voelde.
  • Paramaribo - Felt it
  • St.Philip - I was lying down in the settee when i felt the chair start to shake,I ignored it for a couple seconds and then i got up and looked around to see who was shaking it. Then my aunt who was sitting in the chair opposite me asked me "did you feel that just now". I replied and said "yes, but i thought someone was shaking the chair.
  • Castries - Felt the chair in which I sat shaking and saw the adjacent file cabinet shaking.
  • Georgetown - Sitting at my desk at work and felt the tremor at approx. 11:20AM local time. Lasted about 3 or 4 seconds. Some coworkers felt it, some didn't.
  • Paramaribo - Geen beschadiging, wel schudden van stoel en licht de tafel en kastdeur die open stond.
  • bridgetown - was sitting at my desk when my chair began to sway, then i heard shouts from my co-workers who also felt it
  • paramaribo - ik was bezig met invoeren op me pc en opeens voelde ik mijn stoel lichtjes schudden en ik keek naar achteren en ik zag niemand en dan wist ik dat het om een aardbeving ging was wel even bang
  • paramaribo - computer schudde plotseling, kantoorstoel, kopieerapparaat.
  • Wanica - Our desks started to shake.Almost like a dizzy feeling.
  • Warrens - Fear
  • Christ Church - Was sitting at my desk when my chair started rocking sideways and I immediately felt dizzy. Everyone ok for now.
  • St. Philip - I felt dizzy. I realised that I was moving slightly to and from the computer, and thought I was ill.
  • Paramaribo - At working in the office. Felt my chair, table and body shaking, while working on my laptop. Lasted about 5 seconds. Got a short scare about it. Just found out we felt the aftershock of the second earthquake. Dear people of Barbados, may God keep you all safe.
  • Paramaribo - My office desk was shaking. I had a bottle of water on my desk and the water was swinging.
  • Christ Chirvh - Sitting by the pool at Bourgainvillea Hotel. From the UK and have never experienced and earthquake before do wasn't sure what it was at first but felt quite strong shaking for around 10 seconds, around 11.15am
  • District Para - Approximately 12:15 pm, for about 10 seconds I felt vibrations from the ground. At the time, I did not realize it could be caused by an earthquake.
  • Christ Church - We were in a workshop and the room began to shake....I felt light headed and nauseous... We all got up and went outside the building.
  • georgetown - felt like a small shaking...... but only lasted for a few seconds
  • BRIDGETOWN - WHOLE BUILDING SHOOK
  • Paramaribo - On the second floor of the Academic Hospital. Light shaking. some chairs with light shaking. Felt some dizziness.
  • Paramaribo - 5 seconde voelde ik het alles begon te trillen
  • st.michael - 6.5 magnitude earth quick north east of the island 87 miles off the coast no damage
  • Bridgetown - Lying on a subbed when I felt it start to shake, never experienced an earthquake and so I thought it was a headrush. Other people noticed it too.
  • Crrist Church - it was a new experience.
  • USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 16 15:16 6.5 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Georgetown - sitting at my desk at work, and i felt it in my head. like i was dizzy, then the staff started asking if anybody else feeling the shaking. lasted a couple seconds.
  • Village - Felt the bed swaying from side to side.
  • POS - Frightened
  • Port of Spain - sitting at desk on second floor; computer monitor started shaking; felt chair shake as well; picture on wall didn't shake; a couple seconds long; no damage.
  • USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 16 15:16 6.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 16 15:16 6.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Jul 16 11:01 5.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Jul 16 11:01 5.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Feb 18 09:27 6.7 17 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bathsheba, Barbados Feb 18 09:27 6.5 16 MAP I Felt It
  • Gary - On the 16 Feb 2014 exactly 4:01 am cst I was awaken by slight shaking. I immediately asked my husband "was that an earthquake" he was not sure. I wrote in my notes on my phone that I think we just felt a small earthquake. I lived where earthquakes have happened & I am almost positive that is what happened. How can I find out for sure?
  • St. David - Just felt a light shaking, about 3 seconds
  • Hillaby - Shake lasted for about 20 secs and happened approximately 05:29
  • Lamentin - Moderate shaking of building. No damages.
  • Marisule, Gros-Islet - It Was exactly 5:26 am when I felt the house shaking for about 25seconds. There seems to be no apparent damages.
  • Gosier - Woken up by it
  • St. Lawrence gap - Shaking in middle of the night.
  • Bois D'Orange, Gros Islet - I was sleeping as it was about 5:30 this morning when the bed started shaking. It lasted a good while and friends from about 10 min ride away called to see if I felt it.
  • Apoera - earthquake awakened me. My wooden house was shaking light on it's pillars. My door made the noise of moving to and fro in its lock. Duration was I think between 10-15 seconds, for me there was no doubt about an earthquake.
  • Goyave - Chair, fan, light shaking. Time looking around 30s.
  • St. Philip - I was at the breakfast table sitting and felt the tremor under me for about 15 seconds this morning around 5:30 a.m.
  • Fair Hall - I awoke clutching the side of my bed at about 5:28 a.m. local time. The shaking continued for about 8 seconds. No damage
  • Aguadilla - No damage felt like magnitude 4 the floor fan was moving side to side at 5am
  • EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Dec 27 05:36 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Barbados Region, Windward Islands Feb 11 07:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados Mar 19 08:00 7.3 130 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Barbados Sep 27 08:00 6.5 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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