Caribbean rocked by 5.2 magnitude earthquake


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The northeastern Caribbean was hit by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning, December 24. According to several news outlets, it struck at around 11:12am (local time). According to the data, the epicenter was about 22 kilometers north-northeast off the island of St Barth; 103 kilometers north of Basse Terre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; and 163 kilometers northwest of Antigua and Barbuda.

Barbados Today writes that the Trinidad based Siesmic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI) says the earthquake had a depth of 74.5 kilometers. It was also felt in St Martin, Anguilla, the US and the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, and Puerto Rico. So far there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

For more information, see,, and (in French)

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