Several Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes

February 08, 2023

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 8, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled several parts of Trinidad on Wednesday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of West Indies (UWI), said that quake, which occurred at 6.31 am (local time) had a depth of eight kilometres (km) and was located Latitude: 10.72N, Longitude: 61.88W.

The SRC said that the tremor was felt 41 km west of the capital, Port of Spain, 67 km west of Arima, east of here and 70km west of San Fernando, the second most populous municipality in Trinidad, south of the capital.

The SRC also announced that a quake with a magnitude 3.5 had been recorded four seconds after midnight on Wednesday, affecting the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica ad the French Islands of Guadeloupe.

It said that the quake, recorded at 00.04 am (local time) had a depth of 49 km and was located Latitude: 16.40N, Longitude: 61.24W

It was felt 37 km north east of Point-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, 104 km south east of St. John’s the  Antigua and Barbuda capital and 123 km north of Roseau in Dominica.

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