Early morning earthquake rattles St. Kitts residents

Location of the quake as reported by the Seismic Research Unit of University of the West Indies.

 ST. KITTS–A near magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled St. Kitts and Nevis, some residents reported early Monday morning.

  The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit has confirmed the magnitude 5.8 tremor was recorded at 1:23am (local time) at a Latitude of 17.48N, Longitude 61.20W at depth of 10km.

  “Earthquake!” exclaimed former Miss St. Kitts, Sudeakka Francis on her FaceBook page, later posting: “It’s the strongest I ever felt. I thought it was my dogs under the bed. It was strong,” said Francis, who lives in Central Basseterre, the St. Kitts capital.

  “I was wondering if I was dreaming … that was strong,” posted Sobrena Louard.

  “Thought I was dreaming,” said Norisa James.

  “No, it was real,” responded Francis, who lives in Central Basseterre, along the coast.

  “I was saying somebody playing with my head. The bed literally moved,” said Cleopatra Woodley.

  The Seismic Unit said the centre was located 83km northeast of St. John’s, Antigua; 141km north-northeast of Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and 171km east of Basseterre, St. Kitts.

  There were no immediate reports of damage.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/65250-early-morning-earthquake-rattles-st-kitts-residents