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Earthquake rattles Trinidad, Grenada

Published:Monday | February 11, 2013

(AP) — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has rattled Trinidad & Tobago during its popular Carnival celebrations, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

The quake struck shortly after midnight some 55 miles or 89 kilometers from the twin-island nation's capital of Port-of-Spain.

It also shook Grenada and parts of Venezuela's Caribbean coast.

The US Geological Survey says the offshore quake's epicenter was 94 kilometers or 58 miles beneath the earth's surface.

In Port-of-Spain, some jittery people lingered outdoors after the ground rattled buildings and hotels.

Police say they received numerous calls from residents about the quake.

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