Thursday 13 August, 2020

4.5 earthquake recorded in Venezuela, west of T&T

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

A 4.5 earthquake was recorded just west of Trinidad and Tobago on Venezuela's north coast on Monday in the latest of a series of seismic events occurring in the region.

According to an update from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre, the details are as follows:

UWI, SRC - Automatic Earthquake Location



2019-01-07 06:21 am (Local Time)

2019-01-07 10:21 (UTC)






Latitude: 10.51N

Longitude: 63.32W

Depth: 10 km



20 km SW of Carúpano, Venezuela

77 km SE of Porlamar, Venezuela

84 km SE of La Asunción, Venezuela


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DISCLAIMER: this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.

On January 4, Trinidad and Tobago was shaken by a 4.6 earthquake, one of three to hit the region in the space of 24 hours. 

Trinbagonians are still recovering from a 6.9 earthquake which caused damage to buildings, roadways and more on August 21, 2018.

Persons are reminded to prepare an emergency bag and exercise precautions in the event of an earthquake.

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