Strong earthquake jolts St Kitts

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 jolted St Kitts and Nevis early Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit said the tremor was recorded at 1:23 a.m. (local time) at Latitude 17.48 N, Longitude 61.20 W and a depth of 10 km.

“It’s the strongest I ever felt. I thought it was my dogs under the bed. It was strong,” said former Miss St Kitts, Sudeakka Francis, in a post on her Facebook page.

The centre of the quake was located 83 km NE of St John’s, Antigua; 141 km NNE of Point-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 171 km East of Basseterre.

9 Responses to Strong earthquake jolts St Kitts

  1. jus me April 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

    WTF ???
    DOGS under the BED??

    My mind is reeling with the possibilities!!

  2. Paula April 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I just felt a mild but clearly discernible wobbling

  3. Milli Watt April 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    matter of time…..we have been warned by The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit. I listen to the chief close but because she home grown we don’t pay her no mind.

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    T'shara Toppin-Boyce April 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Teres Kelly

    • Teres Kelly
      Teres Kelly April 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Heard about it………half the ppl say they ain’t feel nothing…..the other half were doing the DCH

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      T'shara Toppin-Boyce April 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Oh ok

  5. Lynda Aldous
    Lynda Aldous April 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I love St Kitts, sorry to hear this, hope everyone is ok, xxx

  6. Peter April 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    We should more worry about the volcano located in the Canary islands. It has a crack that is getting wider daily. Not if, but when that western half of the mountain slides into the Atlantic as the volcano blows, The ENTIRE eastern section of North America WILL be inundated with a tsunami that geological and model researchers have established, will race across the Atlantic from East to West, some 500 to 600 ft. high, at a speed of 0ver 550 m.p.h. the speed of a jet aircraft, it will wipe out the entire eastern seaboard of North America from Canada to the Caribbean and low lying South America. over 250 million lives will be lost with unbelievable structural damage. Anyone who doubts me can check it out on Nat Geo on YouTube Type in Expected Tsunami from the Canary Islands Volcano. Sit back and pray.

    • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Oh dear, now that should give us a LEVEL and well BALANCED playing FIELD.


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