UWI Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman is standing by her comments that the Caribbean is due for a ‘powerful earthquake’.
Dr Latchman has been vocal in the past, warning that the region is due for an earthquake in excess of a magnitude 8.
She says approximately 280 earthquakes above magnitude 2 are experienced annually, however only 4 to 5 of these may actually be felt by people.
With regard to forecasting, Dr Latchman says the larger quakes above magnitude 7 have been keeping their pattern every 30 years, however the stronger ones have not.
Dr Latchman is now urging all citizens to be earthquake ready.
Dr Latchman was speaking on 103.1FM’s Sargam programme this morning.