Monday 21 October, 2019

Sixth earthquake to strike near T&T in 7 days

Image via Facebook, UWI Seismic Research Centre.

Image via Facebook, UWI Seismic Research Centre.

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck off the coast of Venezuela, near Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port-of-Spain.

The quake, the sixth to strike near the twin-island state in the past week, occurred around 9:57 am local time.

According to the UWI Seismic Research Centre’s (SRC) Automatic Earthquake Location system, the magnitude 3.8 quake struck 71 km South East of Carúpano, Venezuela; 97 km North East of Maturín, Venezuela; 126 km West South West of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

The quake was located at latitude: 10.44 North, longitude: 62.63 West, and at a depth: 10 kilometres.

The UWI SRC said however that the event was automatically located by a seismological computational system and has not yet been reviewed by an analyst.

As a preliminary result, this may vary when new additional data are processed.

 

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