Wait…there was an earthquake??

Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 11.36.23 PMIf you slept through this one, you’ll sleep through anything.

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck 74 Km north-west of Port-of-Spain at 10.10 p.m, the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) has reported.

The quake was so strong that it was felt as far as parts of South America and several Eastern Caribbean islands.

A seismologist from the SRC confirmed to me by e-mail that the event was the strongest quake to hit T&T since the 6.1 magnitude tremor of 1997.

The event was located at 10.86°N  62.12°W at a depth of 60km.

Local media immediately reported power cuts in parts of Trinidad; subsequent social media reports indicated power had been restored to some places.

In a statement, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management said there were no reports of serious damage.

CNC3 weather reporter @seigoniemohammed said there was no widespread tsunami threat exists at this time, according to NOAA, the US federal agency that monitors ocean activity.


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