3.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Trinidad capital


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tuesday August 27, 2013 – The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Tuesday 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.

It said that 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 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, but UWI officials have been warning Caribbean countries to be prepared for a major quake that could hit the region. (CMC).

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