Quake Again Rattles T&T


Hardbeatnews, St. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad, Mon. Oct. 31, 2005: Another earthquake rattled portions on Trinidad on Friday evening, some four days after the October 24 shudder.

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Unit reported that the earthquake was felt in areas of northern, central and southern Trinidad on October 28 at 6:30 pm local time. It registered 5.0 on the Richter scale, just a tad higher than the 4.9 quake registered on Oct. 24.

The October 24 quake occurred at 5:20 a.m. local time and was felt in northern and central Trinidad including Glencoe, Port of Spain, Santa Cruz, Maracas Valley, St. Augustine, Arouca and Claxton Bay as well as in neighboring Grenada.

An earthquake occurs when the plates that makes up the earth’s crust jerk past each other, releasing stored energy, according to experts. – Hardbeatnews.com