Earthquake rattles Trinidad capital

By Admin Wednesday August 28 2013 in Caribbean
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PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) confirmed that an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 had rattled several parts of Trinidad on Tuesday, the second tremor to be felt in the Caribbean within a one week period.


It said that the quake was felt at 7:59 a.m. (local time) and was located at 10.76 degrees north, 61.79 degrees west and at a depth of 57 km.


The quake was felt mainly on the outskirts of the capital Port-of-Spain.


Last weekend, residents in Antigua & Barbuda were jolted by a quake with a magnitude of 5.1.


The Seismic Unit said the quake, the second in the past seven days, had a depth of 30 km and was located east of Barbuda.


The first quake, which occurred on August 17, had a magnitude of 3.8.


There were no reports of deaths or injuries as a result of the earthquakes, but UWI officials have been warning Caribbean countries to be prepared for a major quake that could hit the region.

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