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A 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits About 31 Miles From Capital of Trinidad Today

PORT OF SPAIN — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 31 miles off the northwest coast of Trinidad just after midnight today.

The quake registered 4.4 on the Richter Scale and happened at 12:10 a.m. today, the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center said.

It was recorded at a depth of about 6.21 miles at latitude 10.52 North and longitude 61.94 West, according to the SRC.

The epicenter was located 31 miles west-southwest of Port of Spain, 38 miles northwest of San Fernando and 46 miles west-southwest of Arima.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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