Tuesday, December 6, 2016

6.2 Earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago precedes 6.5 in Indonesia

Trinidad and Tobago was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake just before 6 pm on December 6 2016. It was felt through Trinidad and Tobago with the epicentre recorded just off Scarborough Tobago at 5.43pm. There are so far no reports of damages. Initial reports that Trinidad and Tobago was under Tsunami Watch were withdrawn as false and the Office of Disaster Preparedness stated that no Tsunami Watch was in effect.
The UWI Seismic Research Centre recorded its location at  Latitude: 11.04N and Longitude: 60.70W at a depth of
Depth: 29 km 16 kilometres from Scarborough Tobago; 78 kilometres from Trinidad's eastern town of Arima and 99 kilometres from Trinidad's capital city, Port of Spain.
Three aftershocks were subsequently recorded: 4.3 recorded 17 km from Scaborough Tobago at 6.12 pm; 4.2  kilometers from Scaborough at 7.48 and; 4.6 at 12.244 am on December 7th 14 kilometres from Scaborough.
At 10 pm December 6 Indonesia Aceh Provincewas hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Damages are still being assessed as death toll climb beyond 100.

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