Trinidad rattled by early morning quake


Trinidad rattled by early morning quake

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake occurred at 7.28 am (local time) at a depth of 53 kilometres (km).

It said that the tremor, one of several to shake the oil rich twin island republic in recent months, was located Latitude: 10.79N, Longitude: 62.30W and was felt 88km west of the capital Port of Spain and 110 km north west of San Fernando, south of here.

The quake also registered 104 km east of Carúpano in Venezuela.

This is the second earthquake to have been felt in both countries within the past 24 hours. Late Monday, a quake with a magnitude of 4.0 was felt in both countries. It was at a depth of 10km.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has said that the island will continue to face “adverse” weather conditions and that there would be “rain and/or showers and isolated thunderstorms” across the country.

“As a result, street/ flash flooding can occur in heavy downpours and there is an increased risk of landslides or landslips in areas with prolonged rainfall.

“Persons residing or working in flood-prone or landslip prone areas are urged to be extra vigilant and to take the necessary steps to preserve life and property,” the TTMS added.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon