Trinidad rocked by second earthquake in a week

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Saturday March 9, 2012 –Trinidad was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 early on Saturday morning, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake which occurred at 3.21 am (local time), was located at 10.94 degrees north and 62.02 degrees west and was situated north of the Paria Peninsular.

The Unit said that the quake was felt in various parts of the country. It was also felt in neighbouring Grenada.

On March 4, Trinidad was rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1. It was the second within a three-day period. The first had a magnitude of 4..9. (CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)