Earthquake Near St Kitts and Nevis Causes Shaking in Eastern Caribbean

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Above: a map of the quake (USGS)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of St Kitts and Nevis caused light shaking in the Eastern Caribbean, particularly St Maarten, early Wednesday morning.

The quake, which occurred at around 12:26 AM local time, struck about 7 kilometres west of Charlestown, Nevis and 17 kilometres south-southeast of Basseterre, St Kitts.

The quake was at a depth of 119 kilometres.

It was felt as far away as Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe. Shaking was also felt in Anguilla and St Barth.

No damage or injuries were reported.

 

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