Guyana shakes as Venezuela rocked by another earthquake

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Sections of the country began to quiver again after neighbouring Venezuela experienced another forceful earthquake approximately thirty minutes ago.

The earthquake was measured at 5.9 and comes just hours after a 7.3 magnitude that had sent tremors through South America and the Caribbean.

The tremors felt in Guyana during the second quake was not as intense as yesterday’s shaking but persons along the Essequibo Coast and in Georgetown have reported feeling the earth move for a period of less than a minute.

The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre on Wednesday said the earthquake occurred near Carúpano, Venezuela which is roughly 100 miles from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Yesterday’s episode saw persons running out of buildings and watching in awe as streetlights, vehicles and in some cases buildings sway back and forth.

 

 

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