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CARIBBEAN: 5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Caribbean

By Caribbean 360

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earthquakeCARIBBBEAN 360 – There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Venezuela, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago this (Thursday) morning.

According to reports from some Caribbean online news agencies, residents reported feeling the tremor which occurred around 8:22 a.m.

The location of its epicentre was put at 87 kilometres east of Carúpano, Venezuela and 105 kilometres west of Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port of Spain.

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Facebook page was flooded with reports of people saying they felt “strong” shaking.

Several people said they felt as if they had experienced two quakes.


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