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Can an earthquake be in Belize’s future?

Earlier this week, Belize experienced tremors from an earthquake which occurred 27 miles off the coast of Honduras, east of Great Swan Island. Over the years, earthquakes have struck neighbouring countries; however, Belize has been spared. For example, Mexico had two devastating earthquakes in September 2017. Love News spoke with the Chief Meteorologist, Catherine Cumberbatch at the Meteorology Department about the likelihood of an earthquake occurring in Belize.

Catherine Cumberbatch – Chief Meteorologist

“I don’t think that we sit on a fault line and if we don’t sit on a fault line I don’t think that we are likely to have an earthquake so what we would normally do is feel tremors from earthquakes that occur nearby.”

Earthquake is as a result of rocks breaking along a fault line.