Important historic earthquakes in Antigua

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Sep 16 05:43 4.4 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Sep 14 13:22 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Aug 12 17:42 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 27 08:46 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It
USGS Parham, Antigua And Barbuda May 27 08:46 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 15:12 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • dickenson bay - was staying at halcyon cove hotel on 17 april was woken by bed shaking
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 08:31 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • St Peters - I was awake and felt the bed shaking. It seemed to have lasted around twenty seconds or so.
  • St John's - Woke to bed shaking and ceiling fan banging back & forth (@ about 0115-0120 L)
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 08:28 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 07:58 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 06:25 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 05:23 5.6 40 MAP I Felt It
  • St. John's - Shaking woke me up from my sleep.
  • Mcinnons - Woke in sleep bed hitting wall
  • St Johns - Didn't like it at all
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 17 04:13 4.2 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Orange Valley - A brief hard shake five seconds
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 15 18:16 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 15 17:59 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Mar 07 00:06 4.0 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Feb 28 02:40 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Feb 21 20:10 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Feb 11 03:46 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Oct 26 17:50 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Sep 05 12:12 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Aug 08 10:15 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Jul 28 08:31 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 25 01:46 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 08 13:48 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 01 10:35 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Parham, Antigua And Barbuda Mar 22 14:09 4.6 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Mar 22 14:09 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Mar 19 11:26 6.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • 97190 - 7h41, on dort encore et on est réveillé par une secousse; puis quelques seconde après, une deuxième...j'ai pris ma fille et je suis sortie rapidement de l'appartement pour aller me réfugier dans le jardin.
  • English Harbour - Heard shaking. Have not seen any damage.
  • St Johns - Bed shaking
  • Newfield - No damage
  • Hermitage Bay - Floor trembled, bed shook, walls, creaking. Approximately 7:25 am local time
  • St. George's Parish - Good morning. I live on Nevis and I was in bed when it happened. I felt the bed shaking and realized that it was an earthquake. My closet was opened and saw my clothes swaying and I also heard the lights in the ceiling fan clinking. There were no damages sustained to property.
  • Barbuda 3 miles south of Codrington - Wooden beach house on stilts shook for less than 5 seconds
  • Dickinson bay - Side to side shaking
  • Dickinson bay - Side to side shaking 7:28 am
  • Simpson Bay - Hotel room vibrating, television shaking, bed rocking.
  • Frigate Bay - Awoken by it, and tv and walls were shaking/ creaking
  • Frigate Bay - 7:30 am, bed shaking
  • Sugar ridge, Jolly Harbour - House shaking / vibrating for a few seconds. No damage notice
  • SAINT-MARTIN - Tremblement de terre ressenti sur Saint-Martin à l'instant !!!
  • st johns - Dickenson bay. Bathtub shook. Bed shook.
  • Flammands Beach - Approximately 10 seconds causing our bed to vibrate...7:27am
  • St Eustatius - Good morning from Statia. Here the bed was shaking, a few things were moved (a toy was almost falling from a shelf, a stove was moved a bit) lamps were swinging.
  • Jolly Harbour - Initially it was the sound like a Bomag earth roller along with vibrations that caught my attention. Then the noticeable side-to-side motion. No structural damage. Ps: I lived in California for many years and was never aware of the noise and vibrations that preceded this earthquake!
  • St Pauls - Was shaking noticeably with a rumbling noise.
  • Grand Case - Woke up to bed shaking and mirror clinking. Last for 15 seconds as far as I could tell
  • picadilly - Enough to make the house wobble for about 12 seconds at 7.28am
  • Baie Nettlé - Juste réveillé par les tremblements du lit. Pas de grondement. pas d'objets déplacés. Pas de dégâts.
  • Sint Maarten - Strong noise, comparable to heavy trucks nearby. No apparent damage to property.
  • St. John's - Shaking!!!
  • Ste Rose - No damage that I noticed.. bed was shaking and it woke me up..
  • Philipsburg - From the 7th floor of a strong building the shaking seemed to be more lateral than up and down. It began and eased but lasted a pretty long time perhaps more than 30 seconds. It was more of a gentle shaking than a big jolt.
  • Aqua Marine - App op 8e verdieping schudde heen en weer om 7.30 , duurde minstens 10 sec .
  • Jolly Beach - no damage seen
  • Dickension Bay - We were making love and the bed started shaking, then the ceiling.
  • At anchor! - I felt a very unusual shaking on my sailing boat whilst at anchor. Similar to the shake I would feel if the boat was on the land in a boatyard and someone was rattling the support frames. I checked outside to see if there were any boat movements nearby but saw nothing.
  • 3 miles south of Codrington - In a wooden building on wooden stilts when the whole thing shook laterally for about 5 seconds. No damage done.
  • The Valley - We were just getting up when we felt weak shaking. It felt like there was a heavy trolley being pushed on the floor above us. It was 7:28am. Beds and fan were shaking.
  • Paradise Estates, Nevis - 7:28 am, my bed was wobbly for about 30 seconds.
  • St. John's - Awoke at 7:30 am at The Veranda Resort & Spa (Room 267) while in bed and could feel ground shaking. It felt like large construction machinery was drilling into the ground beneath us. One long sustained vibration (felt like 6-7 seconds), followed by a short pause (1-2 seconds), then a longer sustained vibration (8-10 seconds). My 11 year old son was using the washroom, felt toilet shaking. We were not scared but eerie feeling. No visible damage.
  • Jolly Beach - I heard a loud rumbling noise like a heavy jet taking off nearby. I could feel the ground shaking as well. I could hear objects in the residence shaking.
  • Willoughby Bay - Light tremor felt!
  • St. Johns - no damage,
  • English Harbour - Bed shaking. Woke me up.
  • St.Johnston's Village - i was so afraid.. i ran for over with my babies
  • English Harbour - The whole of the guest cottage I was in shook - it is balanced on a steep hillside and the bed I was sleeping in too. I realised it was an earthquake and was alarmed due to the position of the cottage but it only last a few seconds I would say. Not sure if any damage sustained but advised the owner to check for structural cracks
  • Banana - it was awesome dude
  • Johnsons Point, St. Marys - About 0740 local time, (visiting from the U.K.)I was sitting on the verandah having breakfast, felt the vibration, for a few seconds, as if someone was walking over some floorboards, then a local friend asked if I had I felt it and told me that it was an earthquake! We had no damage to the private home. We were a couple of roads from Turners Beach, S.W. of the Island.
  • Saint Anne, Guadaloupe - We were on the fifth floor of Club Med building. Closet doors were sliding back and forth. Rumbling sound and shaking was very obvious.
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Aug 16 01:55 4.2 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 17 14:47 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 16 16:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 16 12:34 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 16 12:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 16 11:12 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 16 11:01 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands May 16 11:01 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Aug 24 11:52 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands Jul 08 09:14 4.9 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Jul 08 09:14 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Jun 09 05:11 3.8 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • St john's Antigua - It rocked my house! It came in small at first as a little shake but then got more severe, it didn't last long tho.
  • Antigua/Barbuda - The earthquake was short and sharp. It awakened me from my sleep.
  • bellvue, antigua - Woke up at approx 1 am. House wasvibrating. Our parrot feels it fisrt andbstarts flapping in the cage.
  • Bendals village - I was asleep in bed and felt the tremor then the dogs starting barking so I knew it was an earthquake
  • St johns - I was woken by a loud noise and the bed shaking and creaking.it was quite frightening as it was like nothing I'd ever known coming from the uk. It felt so out of my control. It lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Galley bay - A matter of seconds shook the whole accommodation block, waking all of us up. First time experience for my wife and son...disconcerting to say the least.
  • Cobs cross - Woke me @ 1.15am. Say between III & IV intensity.
  • coolidge - Had just put baby to bed and closing my eyes when I heard it coming. The last one a few weeks ago made noise before i felt it too. Anyway, I was over my son about to pick him up in a flash, and it stopped. Thankfully it wasn't bad. Interested to know what the experts thing about the frequency of these tremmors recently.
  • Willoughby Bay - Loud and strong .
  • Buckleys Roundabout - felt as if the house was being ripped from its foundation. it was very scary
  • Turtle Bay, Falmouth - Two loud bangs. Windows shook briefly.
  • Jolly Habour - Was sleeping, woke up, the house was shaking for a fair number of seconds.
  • St. Mary's, Antigua - Shook the house to the point of me thinking evacuation. Surprised to learn it was categorized as minor.
  • stjohns - was awoken by the shaking
  • Damzells Extension - Felt quite strong but very quickly over as I braced myself for more!
  • Jolly Harbour - Loud rumble then villa shook strongly, over in about 10 secs, approx. 1.30am
  • St Johns - It felt much stronger than the one not too long ago! I was shaking violently and thought my roof was going to collapse and my windows were going to break. I had to hold on tight to my bed to not fall off of it. Very scary.
  • Mamora bay - 1.15 am approx, woke to a loud rumble and felt the house shaking, it seemed like it was over in a few seconds
  • Great Bird Island (offshore islet) - I felt a small, sharp tremor perhaps because I was sitting in a tent so there was no house to magnify the sensation. The others with me did not feel it.
  • Antigua hotel coconut beach club - i woked up an thought my wife is jumping around on bed
  • USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands Jun 09 05:11 3.8 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Valley Church - I woke up to shaking, not too bad (but I'm from California). It didn't last long (maybe 10 seconds).
  • Galley Bay - I awoke to feel the bed shaking in the early hours of Monday morning. It lasted about 10 seconds. Being from Ireland it was the first time I ever experienced an earthquake.
  • USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands May 18 23:50 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
  • St. kitts - It just happened 5 minutes ago and I am in St.Kitts.
  • Darkwood Beach, Antigua - Rumble noise at first and light shake to follow.
  • Jolly harbour - 7.50 pm rumbling initially before shaking started. Lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Lightfoot, St George's - Furniture shook. The door rattled. Felt like a massage chair 😏
  • Marigot, St. Martin - A low rumble, moderate but persistent shaking for about 10 seconds. Relative in the other room felt it too.
  • Frigate bay, St. Kitts - Chair and coach shook for 4 sec in frigate bay, St. Kitts.
  • St Peter's Parish, St Kitts - I heard the rumbling while lying on my sofa and then felt the shaking.
  • Basseterre - Heard the rumble then brief shaking.
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region May 18 23:50 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 30 06:57 5.4 48 MAP I Felt It
  • st john - weak shaking about 03:00
  • Basseterre, St Kitts - Around 2:45 am on 30 April, 2013. Picture frame fell off table and lamp crashed to the floor.
  • EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 30 06:56 5.4 48 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands Apr 30 06:56 5.6 38 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands Apr 30 06:56 5.3 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antigua And Barbuda Region Apr 09 21:21 4.0 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands Apr 09 21:21 4.0 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Antigua And Barbuda Region, Leeward Islands May 11 08:36 4.3 38 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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