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Earthquake shakes Leeward Islands

Earthquake shakes Leeward Islands the earthquake had a depth of 30.4 miles and was felt in St. Kitts-Nevis, Antigua, and the French island of Guadeloupe. (FP)

Tue, April 30, 2013 - 12:03 PM

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Apr 30, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck near St. Kitts and Nevis on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of death of damage on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

The U.S Geological Survey said that the quake, which occurred at 2.53 am (local time) and its epicentre was located at 17.48 degrees north and 62.14 degrees west. It had a depth of 30.4 miles and was felt in St. Kitts-Nevis, Antigua, and the French island of Guadeloupe.

The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies said that the quake occurred west of Barbuda.

In 1974, an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale caused major damage in St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

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