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This Caribbean Nation Has Been Rattled By 9 Earthquakes In 11 Days


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By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY. Fri. Nov. 2, 2018:  The Caribbean twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has had nine earthquakes in 11 days according to the UWI Seismic Research Centre.

The latest struck at 8:40 a.m. Local Time on Thursday, Nov. 1st and measured 4.0 on the Richter scale. It struck 117 km SE of San Fernando, 124 km SE of Arima and 145 km SE of Port of Spain.

Yesterday’s quake came on the heels of the 4.4 quake that struck on Tuesday, Oct. 30th and the 5.1 quake that occurred on Sunday, Oct. 28th 68 km NW of Port of Spain, 75 km NW of San Fernando and 89 km NW of Arima.

On Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, the sixth quake in six days occurred at 9:57 a.m. local time and measured 3.8 on the Richter Scale. It struck 126 km WSW of Port of Spain.

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A magnitude 4.8 quake on the Richter scale occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 11:57 a.m. local time 57 km W of Port of Spain, 75 km NW of San Fernando, and 83 km W of Arima.

Two other quakes occurred on Monday, Oct. 22nd around 11:33 p.m. local time and 11:37 p.m. local time and measured 5.1 and 4.2, respectively. They occurred 88 km WSW of Port of Spain and 91 km WNW of San Fernando.

On Sunday, October 21st, a 5.1 quake struck at 12:35 p.m. local time 78 km NE of Scarborough, 161 km NE of Arima and 181 km NE of Port of Spain and on October 20th, as the country battled flooding in several areas, a 4.2 struck 166 km NE of Scarborough around 4:41 p.m. local time.

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