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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Caribbean Islands Rocked By A 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Originating From Beneath The Atlantic Ocean

This afternoon’s 6.6-magnitude earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean was said to have been felt in numerous Caribbean islands.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, the earthquake happened at around 4:28 pm. At a depth of 10 kilometers, the epicenter of this earthquake was located at Latitude: 20.1 North and Longitude: 61.1 West.

According to the Network’s report, there was no tsunami watch or warning issued for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km 227 kilometers northeast of Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda, at 4:28 pm.

Not long after the tremor, many turned to social media to see if anyone else had experienced an earthquake.

The earthquake was felt throughout the Virgin Islands, according to the British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management (BVI DDM).

A moderate to large earthquake registering M6.6 happened 350 km to the NE of Montserrat at 16:29 local time (20:29 UTC), according to a report from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO).

It states that neither the Soufriere Hills volcano nor the tectonic earthquake pose a tsunami hazard.

The MVO says that it is aware of reports of felt activity on the island as well as in the nearby St. Kitts and Guadeloupe.

The earthquake, according to the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, happened 190 miles northeast of St. Maarten.

Additionally, the UWI Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC) in Trinidad and Tobago reported that although the event took place outside of its monitoring region, it was still felt on some islands. It stated that the 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of -25km at 4:28 pm.



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