T&T Rattled By 5 Earthquakes In 5 Days

NEW YORK, NY - As the Caribbean twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago continues cleaning up after the floods of last weekend, the island has found itself being shaken by five quakes in the past five days.

Roof T and TThe latest occurred on Thursday morning at 11:57 a.m. local time and registered a magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale 57 km W of Port of Spain, 75 km NW of San Fernando, and 83 km W of Arima.

This comes on the heels of two quakes on Monday, Oct. 22nd that occurred around 11:33 p.m. local time and 11:37 p.m. local time and measured 5.1 and 4.2, respectively. They occurred 88 km WSW of Port of Spain and 91 km WNW of San Fernando.

On Sunday, October 21, a 5.1 quake struck at 12:35 p.m. local time 78 km NE of Scarborough, 161 km NE of Arima and 181 km NE of Port of Spain.

And on October 20th, as the country battled flooding in several areas, a 4.2 struck 166 km NE of Scarborough around 4:41 p.m. local time.

On 18 – 19 October, Trinidad and Tobago experienced torrential rainfall, with government officials saying the island received a full month’s worth of rain during the two days.

It was estimated that 80 percent of the country was affected by flooding, communities, main roads and public services were affected.

The United Nations said it stands in solidarity with the people of Trinidad and Tobago and pledged to aid in whatever way.

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