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Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Strikes Just Miles From Trinidad’s South Coast

PORT OF SPAIN — A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Sunday night off Venezuela’s north coast, closest to Trinidad’s south coast.

According to an update from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Center, the quake took place around 6:52 p.m. Sunday.

The tremors registered at latitude 10.05 North and longitude 63.32 West, the SRC said.

The earthquake happened about 61 miles west-southwest of San Fernando, Trinidad; 62 miles east-northeast of Maturín, Venezuela and about 70 miles southwest of Port of Spain.

It occurred at a depth of about 6.2 miles underground.

If you felt this quake, please tell the UWI Seismic Research Center (

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