St. Maarten tremor rattles but leaves no death or damage

POSTED: 07/5/12 1:32 PM

St. Maarten – There are no confirmed reports of death and injury and damage to buildings as a result of the tremor that rocked St. Maarten and its surroundings at 5:29 p.m. yesterday. The tremor measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale and had an epicenter 21 miles north-northeast of the northernmost point of St. Martin.
The Meteorological Department of Curacao reported, based on information from the United States Geological Survey, that the tremor occurred at a depth of 35 miles below sea level and the exact epicenter was 18.4 degrees north and 62.9 degrees west.

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