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T&T rocked by magnitude 5.3 quake

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Sections of the twin island republic were rocked by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake late Friday.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus reported that the tremor that occurred at 9:54 pm (local time), was felt 94 kilometres east of Carupano, Venezuela, 98 kilometres west of Port of Spain and 118 kilometres northwest of San Fernando.

It was located at latitude 10.78 N. Longitude 62.39W and at a depth of 78 kilometres.

In recent months, Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing a number of earthquakes and earlier this year, a senior official of the SRC, Seismologist Dr Illias Papadopoulos, warned the country to be prepared for a major quake.

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