Monday, January 22, 2018

Two quakes shake parts of Trinidad


TWO earthquakes, measuring magnitude 4.5 were recorded by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre on Wednesday morning.

The first tremor occurred at 2:29 a.m. with a latitude of 11.5 North, longitude at 61.60 West and a depth of 10 kilometres.

Areas such as Port of Spain, Arima and Scarborough were affected. However, there were reports of it being felt in Diego Martin, Sangre Grande, San Juan, Woodbrook and Petit Valley.

The second occurred at 2:54 a.m. The location was latitude 10.48 North, longitude 62.53 West and depth 10 kilometres.

The quakes were off Trinidad's north and west coast and were felt by people in North eastern Venezuela and Port of Spain.

Latchman said annually there are seven earthquakes expected within the range of a magnitude of 4.1 to 4.5, two in the 4.6 to 5.0 magnitude and one in 5.1 to 5.5 magnitude.