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6.8 magnitude earthquakes rocks TT, Guyana, Grenada

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.

Newsday staff at muster point after earthquake.

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.

 

 

Glass shattered at the Ministry of Sport building shows a crack following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake the rocked several countries in the Caribbean.

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)

MAGNITUDE:
6.8

LOCATION:
Latitude: 10.51N
Longitude: 62.76W
Depth: 73 km

NEARBY CITIES:
55 km ESE of Carúpano, Venezuela
95 km NE of Maturín, Venezuela
131 km SE of Porlamar, Venezuela

If you felt this earthquake, please tell us (http://uwiseismic.com/EarthquakeFeedback.aspx)

 

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