T&T rattled by another quake, over 100 aftershocks since last Tuesday


(CMC) Trinidad and Tobago was rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the country was shaken by a 4.2 magnitude quake.

quakeThe Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the latest quake occurred just after midnight and was located Latitude 11.19N and Longitude 60.99W.

It had a depth of 16 kilometers and was felt in places west of Scarborough in Tobago and Arima and Port of Spain in Trinidad.

As had been the case on Monday, there were no reports of injuries and destruction to property. The SRC said that the 4.2 magnitude earthquake occurred on Monday at 1.26 am (local time) and was also felt in Scarborough, Arima and Port of Spain.

Last week, the SRC head Dr Joan Lutchman, warned Trinidad and Tobago to be prepared for more aftershocks following last Tuesday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake that sent many people scampering out of their homes into the streets.

Lutchman said that since the earthquake late Tuesday evening, the country has experienced more than 100 aftershocks.

“We have actually had over 100 aftershocks associated with that event last evening. The aftershocks will continue for several months. We will have some that will be felt. We will have possibly an earthquake greater than magnitude five associated with this sequence that will definitely be felt,” she added.


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