Early morning quake shakes north-west T&T
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook many out of their sleep in the north-western parts of Trinidad early yesterday morning.
The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Seismic Research Centre website stated: “On Saturday 28 December, 2013, at 5.17 a.m., an earthquake occurred west of Trinidad in the Gulf of Paria. The event was located at 10.552°N and 62.500°W. The magnitude was 4.1 and the depth 80 km. This event was reportedly felt in Diego Martin, Glencoe and Westmoorings.”
This quake is the sixth one in the past five months to shake the country.
The last one was a magnitude 6.4 and depth of 60 km on October 11, at
10.10 p.m., north of the Paria Peninsula, Trinidad, located at 10.86°N 62.12°W.
That one was strong enough to cause a disrup-
tion in the electricity supply at the Trinidad and
Tobago Electricity Commission’s (T&TEC)sub-stations in Carenage, Pt Cumana and Santa Flora.
On September 9, at 9.54 a.m., west of Trinidad, in the Gulf of Paria, another one, with a magnitude of 3.8 and depth of 76 km, located at 10.25°N and 61.75°W, was felt in St James and Diego Martin.
Another earthquake occurred north-west of Trinidad, at 10.76°N and 61.79°W, with a magnitude of 3.9 and the depth of 57 km on August 27, at 7.59 a.m. It was felt in Cocorite and Maraval.
On August 8, one occurred north of the Paria Peninsula, off Trinidad’s north-west coast, at 10.72N and 62.33W. The magnitude was 3.8 with a depth of 77 km. This event was felt in Port of Spain, and at 10.56 a.m. on August 6, a quake was recorded north of the Paria Peninsula. —CB