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UPDATED: Powerful quake rocks Caribbean islands

By CMC/SNO Staff

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(CMC) — A powerful 5.7 earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday.

The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus says the quake was felt around 11:00 am, approximately 68 kilometres northwest of Tobago and 84 kilometres southeast of Grenada.

The Seismic Research Centre centre says in the twin island republic the quake was felt in the towns of Arima, Carapichaima, El Dorado, San Juan, Barataria and Valsayn.

Elsewhere in the region, residents in St Vincent and Grenadines and Grenada reported feeling strong tremors.

So far there have been no reports of damage or injuries.


The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre has confirmed that an earthquake measuring 5.7 rocked Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

There were no reports of damages.

According to the Centre, the quake was located at latitude 11.69 north and at longitude 61.08 west, from a depth of 10 kilometres.

It’s location at nearby citieis were:
68 km northwest of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
84 km southeast of St. George’s, Grenada
118 km north-northeast of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

On the Centre’s Facebook page, most persons have reported feeling the quake in Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada, with a few reports coming out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Several persons on Facebook profiles in St. Lucia claimed to have felt something also.

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