Sunday 20 May, 2018

4.9 earthquake startles T&T

A preliminary report from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre said the earthquake occurred around 3:00 pm just 21 kilometres northwest of Scarborough, 79 kilometres northeast of Arima and 93 kilometres northeast of Port of Spain.

Citizens in reported feeling the 'quake in both Trinidad and Tobago including Port of Spain, Diego Martin, Arima, Valencia, Sangre Grande and Piarco, as well as in Scarborough, Signal Hill and Crown Point, Tobago. 

Details are as follows: 

UWI, SRC - Automatic Earthquake Location

2017-03-20 3:01 pm (Local Time)
2017-03-20 19:01 (UTC)


Latitude: 11.26N
Longitude: 60.92W
Depth: 10 km

21 km NW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
79 km NE of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
93 km NE of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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DISCLAIMER: this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.