4.8 Earthquake Hits Trinidad

CARIBBEAN 360 – A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Trinidad and Tobago early this morning, but there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

The tremor occurred around 3:49 a.m. to the northwest of Trinidad, at a depth of 136 km, and was felt widely across the country.

Earthquake at 03:49am located at north-west of Trinidad 11.17N 61.97W Depth 136 km Mag. 4.8. Felt reports so far

Residents flooded the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Facebook page with posts indicating they felt the tremor, with some indicating it was so strong that it woke them from sleep.

While the SRC put the magnitude at 4.8 in its report on the event, it indicated the results were preliminary and may vary when additional data is processed. Other seismic monitoring agencies put the strength of the quake at between 5.0 and 5.1.

Between Tuesday afternoon and yesterday, five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.8 and 4.1 were recorded northeast of Barbados by the SRC, but went widely unnoticed by residents.
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