While yesterday’s earthquake quickened the heart rate of many throughout T&T, Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government Senior Disaster Management Coordinator Jerry David says there were no reports of damage.
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre’s seismological computational system detected a moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake north of Trinidad at 3.12 pm yesterday. The SRC monitors earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis for the English-speaking islands of the Eastern Caribbean.
The centre pinpointed the epicentre of the quake at Latitude 11.10N and Longitude 61.25W at a depth of 10 km.It was 51 km North of Arima, 56 km North-East of Port-of-Spain, and 57 km West of Scarborough.
However, people from as far South as San Fernando and Rio Claro felt the shake.
“As of now, based on all the reports I have, there was no damage. As I speak, I am going through all the reports from the various agencies. I do not know if there will be any reports later on,” David said.He noted that people in many areas throughout the country felt the earthquake.