An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), which has been warning the region to be prepared for a major quake, said the tremor occurred at 10:42 a.m. (local time) and was felt in Guadeloupe, Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometres and was located Latitude: 15.83N; Longitude: 61.65W.

It was recorded 48 km south-southwest of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 65 km north west of the Dominican capital, Roseau, and 143 km south St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

In 2010 an earthquake struck Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 killing more than 200,000 people.

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