Second Earthquake Rattles Trinidad in a Week


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago was rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on Wednesday, the second tremor to affect the oil-rich twin island republic within a week.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the quake, which occurred at 2.54 am (local time) was felt 115 kilometres (KM) west south west of Port of Spain.

It was also felt in Carúpano and Maturín in Venezuela.

The SRC said that while there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction, the quake occurred at a depth of 10km and was located Latitude: 10.48N, Longitude: 62.53W

Last Thursday, the SRC reported that Trinidad and Tobago was jolted by a quake measuring 4.7 and at a depth of 10 km. It was also felt in Venezuela. – CMC