Earthquake Causes Shaking in Northeast Caribbean and I Felt It!

Written by Red Carpet Shelley. Posted in Caribbean News, RCS Blogs

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Published on December 26, 2017 with No Comments


A 5.2-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across much of the northeastern Caribbean on Sunday morning, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The quake, which struck at around 11:12 AM local time, was centered about 22 kilometers north-northeast of St Barth.

At the time, I was in St. Kitts in my hotel room laying down and literally felt the bed shaking.  It only lasted a few seconds but I knew it wasn’t caused by a door slamming or any other “normal” activity.  I remember at the time thinking “what the hell was that…was that an earthquake”?  I’ve never experienced an earthquake so I wasn’t sure but decided I would research it later as I had a lot to do that day.Needless to say, I’ve done my research and, indeed it was an earthquake.

The majority of reports of shaking came in St Barth, along with islands including St Martin, Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico.

Earthquakes are not unusual in the Caribbean, which is a seismically active region.

Thankfully, there were no reports of damage or injuries resulting from the quake and I can say I survived!




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