A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:31 pm near Venezuela.
It was felt across TT, Venezuela, Guyana, Grenada. People from St. Lucia and Barbados, St. Vincent have also reported feeling the quake. Tremors shook Newsday's offices on Pembroke Street and there are reports of tremors in Port of Spain, San Fernando and Petit Valley.
Residents in Arima and Carenage report no electricity.
Residents described the earthquake as "massive" in Carapo, with car alarms going off in some parts of the area.
On Fort George, books fell off bookcases and bottles fell off shelves.
Workers at the Red House were on scaffolding when the tremors started. Contractors are doing a head count to make sure all workers are accounted for
Walking through the Brian Lara Promenade and groups of people are gathered discussing the earthquake, the sound of police and ambulance sirens ring through and a woman on a loudspeaker warns that the earthquake was a sign from God.
The following information was supplied by the UWI Seismic Research Centre- Automatic Earthquake Location:
UWI, SRC - Automatic Earthquake Location
DATE AND TIME:
2018-08-21 5:31 pm (Local Time)
2018-08-21 21:31 (UTC)
Depth: 73 km
55 km ESE of Carúpano, Venezuela
95 km NE of Maturín, Venezuela
131 km SE of Porlamar, Venezuela
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