Eastern Caribbean Countries Rocked By Earthquakes

Caribbean News Service (CNS)
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 19 2016 – Two earthquakes rocked several Eastern Caribbean countries on Saturday the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said.

The first quake, occurred at 7.26 am (local time) and was registered with a magnitude of 6.5 while the second tremor which occurred at 7.34 am registered 3.9.

The SRC said that the epicenter of both quakes was generally the same area, with the first located at 161 km north east of Antigua and Barbuda; 218 km north east of Guadeloupe and 237 km north east of St. Kitts-Nevis at a depth of 10 km.

The epicenter of the second was located at 137 km north east of Antigua and Barbuda; 190 km north east of Guadeloupe and 219 km east north east of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Residents of Antigua & Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts and Nevis have reported shaking.

There were no reports of damages or injuries.

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