Tuesday 21 November, 2017

5.7 earthquake recorded north of Tobago

Residents in Trinidad, Tobago, and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines reported feeling a powerful 5.7 earthquake on Sunday.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre said its seismological computational system picked up the activity around 11:00 am, approximately 68 kilometres northwest of Tobago and 84 kilometres southeast of Grenada. 

The details are as follows:

DATE AND TIME:
2017-11-05 11:00 am (Local Time)
2017-11-05 15:00 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
5.7

LOCATION:
Latitude: 11.69N
Longitude: 61.08W
Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES:
68 km NW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
84 km SE of St. George's, Grenada
118 km NNE of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Areas in which the 'quake was felt included Arima, Carapichaima, El Dorado, San Juan, Barataria and Valsayn. 

Within the Caribbean region, residents in St Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as Grenada, reported feeling strong tremors. 

If you felt this earthquake, please tell the Centre (http://uwiseismic.com/EarthquakeFeedback.aspx).