Quake Rattles Trinidad And Tobago

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Dec. 28, 2010: An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale rattled the north coast of Trinidad on Sunday night, the West Indies Seismic Research Centre reported Monday.

The quake occurred at 9.01 p.m., according to the Centre and was felt from Carenage to Moruga and Matura. The centre`s website said the quake was located at 10.714 degrees north and 61.404 degrees west with a depth of 40.08 kilometers.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and management in Trinidad yesterday said that in light of the quake it has put first responder agencies on alert to render assistance in the event of aftershocks.

No damages or injuries were reported. The quake comes just days after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico. That quake also caused no damages.

The tremors come almost a year after the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12th in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti that claimed over 200,000 lives.