4.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Trinidad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday August 7, 2013 – An earthquake with a 4.1 magnitude rattled Trinidad on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake, which hit at 10.56 am local time, north of the Paria Peninsula, was located 10.75° north, 62.13° west, at a depth of 54 kilometers.

“This event has been reported to be felt in Trinidad,” the brief Seismic Unit statement said.

Officials have warned Caribbean countries to be prepared for a major quake in the future. On July 8, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 was felt in Antigua and Barbuda..

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