Northeastern Caribbean hit by 5.2 earthquake

A number of countries in the northeastern Caribbean were afftected by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake yesterday morning, according to the US Geological Survey..

The quake was located about 22 kilometres north-northeast off the island of St Barts. The Trinidad based Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the earthquake had a depth of 74.5 kilometres. According to the Caribbean Media Corporation it was also felt in St Martin, Anguilla, St Kitts Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

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