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No Damage Reported After Earthquake

A map of the quake (USGS)Antigua St. John's - There have been no reports so far of damage or injuries from Tuesday’s 5.3 magnitude earthquake, which shook the island at around 2:56 am.

According to information from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad, the quake occurred west of Barbuda at 17.66°N and 62.10°W with a depth of 58 km.



The UWI Seismic Research Centre reported that the earthquake was felt in Antigua, St Kitts, Nevis, St Maarten, and St Barts.

The centre said these results are preliminary, and may vary slightly when additional data is processed.

Meanwhile, the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) continues to encourage residents to be more aware of earthquakes and their effects, since Antigua & Barbuda lies within one of the most seismically active regions in the Caribbean.

The Disaster Office has an ongoing awareness programme throughout the island during which presentations are made to schools, businesses, and church groups, among others.

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FORCES OF NATURE

#1 RAWLSTON POMPEY » 2013-05-01 21:17

Unfortunately, not much one can do when this particular " ...Force of Nature" strikes. " ...Jamaica's Port Royal and Haiti's Port-au-Prince" tells stories of its destructive force.

Everyone still hopes for the best.
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