On the 21st of November 2004 the islands of Dominica & Guadeloupe were
struck by an Earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale and an aftershock
of 4.8. Since then the north of the island has been racked by numerous
tremors seemingly associated with the initial event.
In the north of the island was hardest hit. The 150 year old Catholic
church which dominated the skyline of the town of Portsmouth was demolished
by the quake. Several other buildings suffered structural damage
throughout the north of the island.
Schools and other structures including the Portsmouth Hospital have been
abandoned pending inspections to determine the structural integrity of those
This website was created in the
aftermath of these events in an effort to inform the many Dominicans on
Dominica and overseas of the impact of these Earthquakes on our
Please view the photo album
on this site in for pictures of the aftermath 21/11/04.
A daily record of all earthquakes is kept at
Information listed includes time and magnitude of all quakes. The most
recent updates on ongoing seismicity in the
Guadeloupe-Dominica area can be best found at
Thanks to the Management of Portsmouth Beach Hotel for
assistance with this Site.