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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocks north west Trinidad

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocks north west Trinidad
28 May
2018

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 was felt in sections of the twin island republic shortly after 2pm (local time) on Sunday.

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus, reports that the earthquake struck 38 kilometres South West of Port of Spain, 50 Kilometres North West of San Fernando and 62 kilometres West South West of Arima.

The earthquake was recoded at latitude 10.52N. longitude 61.83W and at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The SRC, however advised that this is only a preliminary result as the event had not yet been reviewed by an analyst.

The SRC says the tremor was automatically located by a seismological computational system and the result may vary when additional data are processed.

The is the second earthquake recorded here within three days.

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