Two Friday Earthquakes Recorded in Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday January 4, 2018 – A 4.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Trinidad and Tobago this morning, following a smaller tremor in the Eastern Caribbean just after midnight.

But there have been no immediate
reports of damage or injuries.

The latest quake occurred around 10:33
am, according to the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the
West Indies. It was felt 40 km north of the capital, Port of Spain; 48 km
northwest of Arima; and 85 km north of San Fernando, at a depth of 40 km.

Less than 11 hours earlier, at nine
minutes past midnight, a quake of magnitude 3.9 hit off St Lucia.

It was 54 km southeast of the island’s capital, Castries; 104 km southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique; and 110 km northeast of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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