Antigua jolted by 5.1 magnitude earthquake overnight


An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 rattled Antigua and Barbuda and two other Caribbean countries during the early hours of Friday, the Trinidad-based Seismic research center (SRC) has confirmed.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The SRC said that the quake, which occurred at 14 minutes after midnight, was felt 116 kilometres northwest of the capital St. John’s.

It was also felt in the neighbouring islands of St Kitts-Nevis and Guadeloupe.

According to the SRC, the quake was located at Latitude: 17.98N, Longitude: 62.44W at a depth of 10km.

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