The eastern Caribbean was under attack of an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 on Thursday.
The earthquake was centered 23 miles (37 kilometers) southeast of Roseau, the capital of Dominica, where the shaking lasted for about 20 seconds. The quake was felt as far away as Puerto Rico.
The quake struck at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) at a depth of 90 miles (145 kilometers) beneath the surface of the earth, according to the geological survey's Web site.
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