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Earthquake rattles islands, but little damage


Earthquake rattles islands, but little damage

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BASSETERRE – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 rattled several Caribbean islands during the early hours of Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said the quake occurred at 2:42 a.m. on Tuesday.

It was located at Latitude: 17.24N, Longitude: 62.04W and at a depth of 103 kilo meters (km).

The SRI said that the quake was felt 25 km north west of St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; 77km east of Basseterre, St Kitts- Nevis and 123 km north west of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.