A magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 5:31 p.m. eastern Caribbean time jolted St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other parts of the south-eastern Caribbean.

The earthquakes occurred at latitude 10.51 north and longitude: 62.76 west at a depth of 73 kilometres, according to preliminary data released by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, located in Trinidad.

The centre of the earthquake was 55 kilometres east-southeast of Carúpano, Venezuela, 95 kilometres northeast of Maturín, Venezuela, and 131 kilometres southeast of Porlamar, Venezuela.

In SVG, the earthquake was felt across the country, according to responses to a post on the iWitness News Facebook page.

Many persons commented about the duration of the earthquake, saying that it lasted for a rather long time.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage to property as a result of the tremor.

iWitness News has received reports of the quake being felt in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, and Barbados.

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