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Quake felt across Trinidad last night

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com

Added 16 April 2015


The site of the earthquake which was recorded around 10:24 last night. (GP)

THE EFFECTS of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake were felt across Trinidad and Tobago around 10:24 p.m. Wednesday.

According to date from the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the earthquake was measured at a depth of 10km, approximately 93km east of Carúpano, Venezuela, 98km west of Port of Spain and some 118km north west of San Fernando.

People were asked to record where they were when they felt the effects and they responded. Reports of the effects were felt in Cunupia, Santa Cruz, Tunapuna, Maracas, Sangre Grande, San Fernando, Chaguanas, Arima, Cocorite, Woodbrook and Laventille.

At least one person each from Grenada and Tobago said they also felt the tremors.

There has been heightened seismic activity in the general area, with tremors recorded on April 3, twice on March 22 and March 15. (SAT)


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