By Staff Reporter
Olveston, Montserrat: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked the Leeward Islands to include Montserrat, Antigua and St. Kitts Nevis early Monday, but there are no early reports of injuries or damage.
One person out of Antigua reportedly though they felt another tremor later in the morning.
The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit (SRU) says the tremor was recorded at 1:23 am (local time) at a Latitude of 17.48 N, Longitude of 61.20 W at depth of 10 km., confirmed by information coming from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.
DATE AND TIME:
2017-04-17 01:23 am (Local Time)
2017-04-17 05:23 (UTC)
Depth: 10 km
The centre of the quake was located 83 km NE of St. John’s, Antigua; 141 Km NNE of Point-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 171 km East of Basseterre, with Montserrat located west in the middle of these two islands. Many people have reported feeling this tremor around the reported time.
The UWI, SRC – Automatic Earthquake Location, naming NEARBY CITIES:
83 km NE of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
141 km NNE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
171 km E of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Further details will be reported later, but meanwhile the MVO through their website is asking: if you felt this earthquake, please tell us at: (http://uwiseismic.com/EarthquakeFeedback.aspx
With a disclaimer: “this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.”