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ST. KITTS | Strong tremor jolts St. Kitts Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Apr. 17, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked St. Kitts Nevis early Monday, but there are no reports of injuries or damage.

earthquake 17 april 2017The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit says the tremor was recorded at 1:23 am (local time) at a Latitude of 17.48 N, Longitude of 61.20 W at 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.

Last modified onTuesday, 18 April 2017 06:53