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Trinidad and Tobago suffers aftershocks after 6.9 earthquake

Staff Writer | August 23, 2018
Less than 24 hours after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Venezuela, Guyana and the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago experienced a powerful aftershock.
Trinidad and Tobago
Earthquake   The quake of 6.9 occurred at 09:27 local time
The quake of 6.9 occurred at 09:27 local time, at a depth of 80 kilometers, reported the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (UWI).

Yesterday, shortly after the initial earthquake, the Devil's Woodyard mud volcano in the southern town of New Grant erupted.

In this regard, the director of the UWI Seismic Research Center, Richard Robertson, pointed out that a connection between seismic activity and mud volcanoes is possible.

Even so, the expert believes that a much more exhaustive investigation should be done before reaching a conclusion.

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Tuesday afternoon is considered the largest for the country during the last 50 years, specialized sources affirm.

This earthquake is only surpassed by one of 1968 with magnitude 7.0, which occurred near Trinidad, which had repercussions in Venezuela and Port of Spain.


 

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