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6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks T&T
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) reported.
The quake was so strong that it was felt as far as parts of South America and the Eastern Caribbean islands.
A seismologist from the SRC confirmed 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. The magnitude was 6.4 and depth 60km.
Local media immediately reported power cuts in many 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.
No widespread tsunami threat exists at this time, according to NOAA, the US federal agency that monitors ocean activity.
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