St. Kitts & Nevis shaken by 5.8 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked St Kitts & Nevis early Monday morning.

According to the Trinidad & Tobago-based Seismic Research Unit, the tremor was recorded at 1:23 am EDT at a Latitude of 17.48 N, Longitude of 61.20 W at depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

The Seismic Unit said the center was located 83 kilometers (52 miles) north east of St. John’s Antigua; 141 kilometers (88 miles) north north east of Point-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 171 kilometers (106 miles) East of Basseterre, St. Kitts.

There were no immediate reports of damage.