Updated: 2 earthquakes strike Venezuela, west of T&T
Created : 7 January 2019
Update January 7, 2019, 3:14pm:
Two earthquakes struck within hours, close to each other on Venezuela's north coast on Monday, the latest of a series of seismic events occurring in the region within recent weeks.
According to an update from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre, the first earthquake took place around 6:21 am local time and had an intensity of 4.5.
The 'quake was 20 kilometres southwest of Carúpano, 77 kilometres southeast of Porlamar, and 84 kilometres southeast of La Asunción, Venezuela.
The second earthquake took place around 1:39 pm local time and had a magnitude of 4.6. The event was recorded just 14 kilometres southwest of Carúpano, 74 kilometres southeast of Porlamar, and 80 kilometres southeast of La Asunción, Venezuela.