Tremor shakes Eastern Caribbean

By Admin Thursday April 24 2014 in Caribbean
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...


BASSETERRE: An earth tremor was felt on St. Kitts and other islands of the Eastern Caribbean at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the tremor was located 23 miles east (37 km) of Saint-Barthélemy, and 49 miles (79 km) NNE of Basseterre, St Kitts.


The University of the West Indies Seismic Centre based in Trinidad confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 3:31 p.m. local time on April 19, east of Anguilla. The event magnitude was 5.3 and was located at a depth of 18 miles (29 km).


The tremor comes two months after the last reported earthquake in the Caribbean. Barbados was struck by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of the island on February 18. Tremors were also felt in St Lucia. Three days later, on February 21, a 5.1-magnitude seismic event occurred near Aruba.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>