the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have revealed they are actively monitoring recent earthquakes in the Leeward Islands area
Management at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have
revealed they are actively monitoring recent earthquakes in the Leeward
Islands area, which have generated regional concern in relation to seismic
The agency has indicated that a statement will be issued shortly, once an
assessment of the situation, which includes dialogue with regional seismic activity
monitors, is done.
This assurance comes after several residents on St. Kitts reported feeling an earthquake on
Thursday night (December 6), at around 10: 43 p.m.
It also comes on the heels of confirmation from the Trinidad-based Seismic
Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West
Indies, about a burst of 54 earthquakes in the region north of St. Kitts during a 21
The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1 while the smallest was measured at 1.2 on the
The SRC said that the quakes were recorded during the period 4:28 p.m. (local time)
on Friday to 9:50 a.m. (local time) on Saturday.
The earthquakes were felt in the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Saint Martin, Sint
Maarten, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands,
Caribbean Netherlands, Saint Barthélemy, Antigua and Barbuda, and Anguilla.
There have not been any reports of injury or structural damage.