Earthquake recorded 98 km off T&T

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A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday night. The earthquake which occurred just 98 kilometres west of Trinidad and Tobago was also recorded in Venezuela.

According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre, the earthquake occurred 98 kilometres west of Trinidad and 94 kilometres East of Venezuela.

Several Guyanese have also posted on their social media pages that they have felt slight effects of the earthquake.

Details are as follows:

UWI, SRC – Automatic Earthquake Location

DATE AND TIME:
2018-06-22 9:54 pm (Local Time)
2018-06-23 01:54 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
5.3

LOCATION:
Latitude: 10.78N
Longitude: 62.39W
Depth: 78 km

NEARBY CITIES:
94 km E of Carúpano,  Venezuela
98 km W of Port of Spain,  Trinidad and Tobago
118 km NW of San Fernando,  Trinidad and Tobago

UWI DISCLAIMER: this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically   located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.

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