Trinidad rattled by strong earthquake

EarthquakeFilePhotoAPort of Spain, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday night but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake was also felt in Venezuela and as far north as St George’s in Grenada. It was focused at an epicentre around 34 kilometres north-northeast of Irapa in Venezuela and about 105 kilometres west-northwest of Port of Spain in Trinidad.

The quake, which struck at around 10:24 local time, was felt across Trinidad and Tobago, with light to moderate shaking the norm. Many people took to social networks to report on the tremor, but disaster officials here said there were no immediate reports of damages to infrastructure or injuries.

Much of the Caribbean region is located in a seismically active zone.

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