A 6.5 magnitude earthquake was felt by several countries in the Eastern Caribbean early this morning. Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Virgin Islands and Saint Lucia all reported that they felt the earthquake. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) made contact with the National Disaster Offices through their Emergency Managers in the Islands who also reported that no damages occurred.
According to a report from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:26AM (EST) at a depth of 10KM. The earthquake occurred in the vicinity of 162.0 km NE of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 218.0 km NE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 237.0 km NE of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
CDEMA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.
Please see report from the SRC-UWI below:
MAGNITUDE DEPTH DATE & TIME 6.5 10 km 2016-03-19 11:26 (UTC) 2016-03-19 07:26 am (Local Time) LATITUDE LONGITUDE 18.04N 60.73W NEARBY CITIES AGENCY MODE 162.0 km NE of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda SRC automatic 218.0 km NE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe