Earthquake jolts four Caribbean islands
Residents in four Caribbean islands were jolted this morning by an earthquake measuring 6.5.
The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies said the tremor occurred at 7:26 AM (EST) some 162 kilometres northeast of St John’s, Antigua, 218 kilometres northeast of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 237 kilometres northeast of Basseterre, St Kitts.
In a statement today, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, CDEMA, also reported that the quake was felt by residents in Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, The British Virgin Islands and St Lucia.
However, it said no damage had been reported.
“CDEMA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary,” the Barbados-based regional disaster management agency said.