T & T struck by second earthquake in six days

By Admin Thursday April 23 2015 in Caribbean
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PORT-OF-SPAIN: Trinidad & Tobago was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on Monday, the second tremor to affect the twin-island Republic within six days.


The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake, which was felt at 3:11 a.m., had a depth of 10 kilometers and was located 85 kilometers west-northwest of Port-of-Spain. It was also felt in neighbouring Venezuela.


The earthquake was located 10.87 degrees north, 62.25 degrees west. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.


Last Wednesday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 was felt across Trinidad & Tobago. It was also felt in Venezuela and as far north as St George’s in Grenada. The earthquake was focused at an epicentre around 34 kilometres north-northeast of Irapa in Venezuela and approximately 105 kilometres west-northwest of Port-of-Spain. There were no reports of injuries or damages.


UWI officials have warned the country in the past to be prepared for a much stronger earthquake.

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