Light Earthquake Causes Shaking in Eastern Caribbean


By the Caribbean Journal staff

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake caused light shaking around the eastern Caribbean on Sunday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey.

The quake, which struck at around 9:48 AM local time, was at a depth of 36 kilometres.

Its epicentre was about 15 kilometers east of Codrington, Barbuda, and about 118 kilometers east-northeast of Basseterre, St Kitts.

The quake was felt as far north as St Maarten and as far south as Guadeloupe.

The strongest reports of shaking were in Antigua.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

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