6.6 Magnitude Earthquake in Northern Caribbean

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An unusually strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on late Monday afternoon in the Atlantic Ocean near the northern Caribbean.

A United States Geological Survey stated that the quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres.

The quake was followed by a nearby 4.2 magnitude aftershock 30 minutes later.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located approximately 270 kilometres north- northeast of Antigua and Barbuda.

The earthquake was felt on several islands and caused some buildings to lightly sway in the region

No damage was immediately reported.