Tuesday 22 September, 2020

UPDATE: T&T rocked by fourth earthquake in 24 hrs

Image via Facebook, The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre

Image via Facebook, The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre

Trinidad and Tobago has experienced its fourth earthquake in less than 24 hours. 

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck 55 km SW of Port of Spain, 55 km WNW of San Fernando, and 78 km SW of Arima around 4.30 pm. 

Earlier on Friday, the twin island republic was rocked by a magnitude 4.7 earthquake, just minutes after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake was recorded.  

On Thursday night, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck near T&T and Grenada.

Preliminary data from the UWI Seismic Research Centre indicates that around 10.40 am, the first quake struck at 76 km WSW of San Fernando, 96 km SW of Port of Spain, and 107 km N of Tucupita, Venezuela.

The second quake was recorded at 10:47 am at 41 km WSW of Port of Spain, 54 km NW of San Fernando, and 65 km W of Arima.

The third quake on Friday was recorded at 4.30 pm, latitude 10.40N, longitude: 61.94W and at a depth of 10 km. 

The UWI SRC stressed, however, that this is only a preliminary result, automatically located by a seismological computational system and may vary when new additional data are processed.

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