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Earthquake Causes Shaking in Antigua, St Kitts, St Maarten, Guadeloupe

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 18, 2013

Above: a map of the quake (USGS)

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake was felt as far north as St Maarten, as far south as Guadeloupe and across St Eustatius and St Kitts and Nevis.

Its epicentre was about 30 kilometres southwest of Codrington, Barbuda, at a depth of 20 kilometres.

The quake occurred at around 7:50 PM local time.

The highest level of shaking, moderate, was felt in St Eustatius, followed by Antigua and St Kitts.

The quake was very similar in scope and magnitude to a 5.3-magnitude earthquake on April 30.

There were not yet reports of damage or injuries in any of the territories.

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