While two earthquakes were felt very lightly in certain areas of the country yesterday, head of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre Dr Joan Latchman said there were actually seven.
In a brief interview, Latchman said the activity was not “abnormal.” Areas in which the earthquakes were felt include Port of Spain, Point Fortin, Central, Santa Cruz, Chaguanas, and Princes Town.
She said the earthquakes happened during the morning.
“We had two earthquakes that were posted on Facebook. We actually had seven associated with the build-up activities this morning. While I don’t have all the times at this time, one was registered at 10.40 am and another at 10.47 am. The revised magnitude was 4.9 and 4.7 respectively.
“Most of the people who saw the posts on Facebook said they did not feel the quakes. We can have bursts of activities. That sometimes happens, so it is not abnormal. It is not something you would see every day, but it is something we can see. The Gulf of Paria area is one of the areas in the west of Trinidad where we see a high level of activity.”
Latchman said generally the earthquakes were not felt because they were very light.