Mon | Dec 18, 2017

Powerful 5.7 earthquake rocks Trinidad and Tobago

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

A powerful 5.7 earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday.

The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, said the quake was felt around 11 a.m., approximately 68 kilometres northwest of Tobago and 84 kilometres southeast of Grenada.

The Seismic Research Centre said in the twin-island republic, the quake was felt in the towns of Arima, Carapichaima, El Dorado, San Juan, Barataria, and Valsayn.

Elsewhere in the region, residents in St Vincent and Grenadines and Grenada reported feeling strong tremors.

So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.