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4.6 quake rocks SKN and nearby islands

Residents in the Federation and a handful of other Caribbean islands were rocked by a 4.6 magnitude quake on Tuesday afternoon (March 12th).




The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) says it struck around 4pm, at latitude 18.91 degrees North, longitude 63.31 degrees West, at a depth of 10 km.




The distance and direction to the epicenter was 190 km, NNW of Basseterre, Saint Kitts. In addition, nearby cities include: Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda and Brades, Montserrat.




Several persons reported to the UWI-SRC that they felt the quake in the BVI, St. Martin and Anguilla.