Seismicity: the Northern Islands spared 

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The months go by and look the same. Regional soil activity remained stable last month, compared to that of previous months, according to the latest data published by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Guadeloupe (OVSG-IPGP). The institution recorded, in a region of 450 km around Guadeloupe, a total of 127 earthquakes of tectonic origin, of maximum magnitude 6,1. The strongest earthquake was located in the south of the Caribbean arc, west of Tobago at a depth of 27 km, on December 6. “Slight damage was observed in Trinidad”, according to the observatory. Concerning Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, it is dead calm: no earthquake was recorded in December 2016, for the third consecutive month. _EH

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