Tremor shakes Eastern Caribbean

By Admin Thursday April 24 2014 in Caribbean
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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.

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