ANTIGUA – Powerful earthquake rocks Antigua and Barbuda

Several residents throughout Antigua reported being frightened by a powerful earthquake Tuesday afternoon.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.7 quake was located 5km east south-east of Parham or 17.078°N and 61.726°W at a depth of 21.6 km.

One man reported that it is the most intense he has felt in recent times.

According to reports, the tremor occurred at 4:26 p.m. and lasted for around 30 seconds.

One resident said items on his wall fell to the floor.

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