Earthquake rattles Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 rocked Trinidad on Monday night but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Unit at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake, the second in the last three days, occurred at 10.18 (local time), while many people were attending various activities as the Carnival celebrations continue here.

Many people took to social media to report feeling the quake, while others said they were unaware until they were told by friends.

The SRC said that the quake was located at Latitude: 11.01N, Longitude: 62.06W at a depth of 32 kilometers.

It was felt 72 kilometers north west of the in the capital, Port Of Spain, 95 kilometers north west of Arima, east of here and 107 kilometers north west in San Fernando, south of here.

The SRC said that Monday’s quake had the same intensity of 5.2 as the one recorded on Saturday afternoon, which was at a depth of 54 kilometers. (CMC)

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