6.4 Earthquake Jolts Montserrat

Red dot shows the epicentre of the quake.

Red dot shows the epicentre of the quake.

Montserrat and most of the Eastern Caribbean were shaken awake Saturday morning with a 6.0 magnitude quake.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre is reporting that the quake was felt at 7:26AM local time. “On Saturday 19th March, 2016 at 7:26am local time, an earthquake occurred north east of Antigua and Barbuda. The event was located at 18.04°N and 60.3°W. The magnitude was 6.4 and the depth was 10km. It was widely felt with reports coming from Saint Lucia up to Tortola. Please note that these results are preliminary and may vary when additional data is processed.”

An aftershock was reported at about 7:34AM of 3.9 magnitude at a depth of 10km.

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