Trinidad rattled by strong earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 rocked several parts of Trinidad during the early hours of Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake occurred 24 minutes after midnight and that it was located Latitude: 10.11N, Longitude: 61.98W and a depth of 10 kilometers.

It said the quake was felt 59 km west south west of San Fernando, south of here, 80 km south west of the capital Port of Spain and the 97 km south west of Arima.

The quake is the latest in a series of tremors to hit several Caribbean islands in recent days.

A flurry of hundreds of small quakes began hitting Puerto Rico on December 28, and a magnitude 5.8 jolt that toppled a famed rock formation landmark struck on January 6.

CMC

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