Saturday 22 February, 2020

4.5 earthquake recorded near St Kitts, Antigua

A 4.5 earthquake was recorded in the Leeward Islands on Saturday night, according to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre.

The Centre said according to a preliminary report, the earthquake occurred around 10:34 pm and was recorded just 72 kilometres north-east of St Kitts and Nevis and 85 kilometres north-west of Antigua and Barbuda.

This is the latest of a series of earthquakes: on April 16 a 4.2 earthquake was recorded just 146 kilometres north-east of Bridgetown, Barbados, and less than 24 hours later a 4.4 earthquake was recorded south of Antigua and Barbuda.

Details are as follows:


2018-04-21 10:34 pm (Local Time)

2018-04-22 02:34 (UTC)





Latitude: 17.76N

Longitude: 62.27W

Depth: 191 km


72 km NE of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

85 km NW of Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

186 km NW of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe


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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.

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