Earthquake rattles Caribbean islands

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

A 5.4 earthquake was recorded early this morning according to the UWI Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC).

It occurred around 3:02 am at a depth of 36 km and according to the Automatic Earthquake Location from the UWI Seismic Research Center, the quake struck:  

  • Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, 155 km, NW 
  • Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 233 km, NW 
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 252 km, E 

Meanwhile, the St Maarten Meteorological Department said a magnitude 4.5 earthquake was recorded 71 kilometres from St Maarten. According to reports, it occurred around 2:58 am at a depth of 35.3 km. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 4.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded 52 kilometres north northwest of Sandy Ground Village, Anguilla at a depth of 35 km. 

It listed affected countries as the British Virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Caribbean Netherlands, Saint Barthelemy, and Anguilla. 


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