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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Trinidad and Tobago

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Trinidad and Tobago
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Trinidad and Tobago



A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook Trinidad and Tobago near midnight on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Earthquake Research Center (SRC) of the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake was felt at 11:58 pm on Saturday.

It is located at latitude: 10.83 north, longitude: 62.37 west, and at a depth of 46 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt 97 kilometers west and northwest of the capital, Port of Spain, and 119 kilometers northwest of San Fernando.

The Sudanese Red Crescent said the quake was also felt 97 kilometers east-northeast in Caropano, Venezuela.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Center reported that the quake was felt as far north as St. Vincent and as far south as northeastern Guyana.

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She added that although there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, power outages were reported in northwest Trinidad.

The center added, “The largest earthquake occurred 20 kilometers away from tonight's earthquake, which occurred on October 11, 2013, with a magnitude of 6.0.”

Some people took to social media to report how they felt with one person saying “6.2 earthquake, worst felt in ages”, while the Tobago Observers Facebook group posted “6.2 according to UWI Earthquake Research Center subject to revision”. amazing!”.

“Just felt a very long earthquake in Trinidad… 6.1 on the Richter… everything is fine,” another person wrote, while another person said “I was watching the T20 World Cup… Afghanistan just won their match against Australia and I was clapping. ..and the next thing I feel the ground shaking… followed by things moving on the coffee table..”

The earthquake came four days after the country recorded a 3.9 magnitude tremor.

Source: CMC




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