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Trinidad rattled by earthquake

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Tuesday morning confirmed that an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 had rattled several parts of Trinidad, the second tremor to be felt in the Caribbean within a one week period.

The quake was felt at 7.59 am (local time) and was located at 10.76 degrees north, 61.79 degrees west and at a depth of 57 km, the UWI Seismic Unit said.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Tuesday morning confirmed that an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 had rattled several parts of Trinidad, the second tremor to be felt in the Caribbean within a one week period.

The quake was felt at 7.59 am (local time) and was located at 10.76 degrees north, 61.79 degrees west and at a depth of 57 km, the UWI Seismic Unit said.

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

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

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

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

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