Several C'bean countries jolted by minor earthquake

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake measuring 4.7 jolted two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries on Friday night, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake, which occurred at 11 :14 pm (local time) was felt 39 kilometres (km) north west of St John's in Antigua and Barbuda and 68 km east of Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts-Nevis.

It was also felt 137 km north-west of the capital of the French island of Guadeloupe.

The SRC said that the quake had a depth of 81 km and was located Latitude: 17.34N, Longitude: 62.12W.

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

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