An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 29 minutes ago 43 km northeast of Codrington, Antigua & Barbuda, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 22 km beneath the epicenter near Codrington, Barbuda, early morning on Tuesday 5 January 2021 at 3:39 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Codrington (pop. 1,300) located 43 km from the epicenter, and Codrington (pop. 1,300) 43 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Piggotts, located 82 km from the epicenter; Parham, 82 km away; Potters Village, 83 km away; St John’s, 83 km away; All Saints, 86 km away; Liberta, 89 km away; Falmouth, 90 km away; and Bolands, 90 km away.
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