Slight Tremor Felt in St. Kitts Monday Afternoon

According to those citizens who contacted, the effects were felt at approximately 1:15pm.

However, The Seismic Research Centre, located at the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad, confirmed that an earthquake did in fact take place and was located south-west of the island of St. Barths, with other islands, such as Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda being impacted.

No damage was reported in any of the named countries and there was no disruption to ordinary activities on the islands.

The Seismic Research Centre is the official source of information for earthquakes and volcanoes in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean.

During the past two months, (July and August), various tremors were recorded in a number of Caribbean territories. On Wednesday 27th July in northern Dominica, at 9:52pm; July 26th in Trinidad, at 4:29pm; July 16th, at 2:15pm, in the east of Antigua and; August 7th, at 12:01am, east of St. Lucia.

Speaking with the National Coordinator of the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, in St. Kitts & Nevis, Mr. Carl Herbert, on Monday afternoon, he indicated that his office had received a number of calls from residents.

Herbert said that NEMA was in touch with the Seismic Research Centre and made them aware of the experience here.

He stated that the Seismic Centre usually records the actual location of the earthquake event, (in this case St. Barths), but relies on first hand reports from officials and residents in other countries, that may have been affected.

The Research Centre has promised to provide more details of the event, in due time.

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