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Trinidad And Tobago Continues To Be Rattled By Earthquakes

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago October 31, 2018 (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago was rattled by its eighth earthquake, in as many days, as the oil-rich twin-island republic recorded yet another earth tremor, last night, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported.

It said that quake, with a magnitude of 4.4, occurred at 7.32 pm (local time), was located at Latitude: 10.09N, Longitude: 62.47W and was at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The SRC said that the quake was felt 113 km, west of San Fernando, south of here, as well 86 km north-east of Maturín in Venezuela, and 106 km south-east of Carúpano in the Spanish-speaking South American country. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Seismologist and Acting SRC Director, Dr. Joan Latchman, has been warning Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean to be prepared for a major earthquake and that the various tremors, in recent days, are nothing new.

On Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago recorded an earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.1, but in August, many residents ran into the streets, after a quake, with a magnitude of 6.8, rocked the country, followed by several aftershocks that caused damage, but no loss of lives.

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