5.1 Quake Hits Caribbean Island

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

THE VALLEY, Anguilla (AP) - An earthquake has shaken the tiny
Caribbean island of Anguilla. There are no reports of injuries or
damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake's preliminary
magnitude as 5.1 and says the epicenter was about 6 miles (10
kilometers) east-southeast of Anguilla's capital, The Valley. But
it says the quake occurred far below the surface, about 55 miles
(88 kilometers) down - a depth that tends to lessen the power of a
tremor's shaking.

Police constable Terry Sylvester tells The Associated Press that
it was the strongest earthquake he has ever felt but says residents
have not reported any damage.


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