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Trinidad & Tobago Hit By 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Today

PORT OF SPAIN — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago today, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, which occurred at 10:33 a.m. was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean today after one with a magnitude of 3.9 shook St. Lucia, Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines just after midnight.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the quake which rattled Trinidad and Tobago was located at Latitude 11.02N Longitude: 61.50W and at a depth of about 25 miles (40 kilometers).

It was felt 25 miles north of the capital, Port of Spain, about 30 miles northwest of Arima, east of here and about 53 miles north of the southern city of San Fernando.

Regarding the earlier quake, the SRC, which has warned Caribbean countries to be prepared for a major quake, said it occurred at nine minutes past midnight and was located Latitude 13.85N, Longitude: 60.52W and at a depth of 15 miles.

It was felt 54 km south east of Castries, the St Lucian capital, 104 km south east of Fort-de-France, Martinique and 110 km northeast of Kingstown in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

On August 22, 2018, Trinidad was rocked by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

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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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