Trinidad rattled by strong tremor

An earthquake with a magnitude with 5.1 rocked Trinidad on Thursday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake occurred at 10.44 pm (local time) and was located at Latitude: 10.93N, Longitude: 62.14W and at a depth of  83 kilometres (km).

It said that the tremor was felt 76 km north-west of the capital, Port of Spain, 100 km west north-west of Arima, east of here and 106 km north-west of San Fernando,  south of Trinidad.

Thursday night’s tremor is the third within a one week period to rattle Trinidad and Tobago.

Late last month, two quakes with magnitudes .4.2 and four, shook the island within a 12 hour period.