4.9-Magnitude Earthquake Lightly Shakes Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts


Above: a map of the quake (USGS)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake near Barbuda caused light shaking in Antigua, St Kitts and Guadeloupe Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake, which occurred at around 5:14 AM local time, struck about 25 kilometres east-northeast of Codrington, Barbuda, at a depth of 26 kilometres.

That is about 73 kilometres north-northeast of St John’s Antigua and about 156 kilometres north of Guadeloupe.

No damages or injuries were reported.


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