(CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, sending an already frightened population out of buildings into the streets.
The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the aftershock, which occurred at 9:27 am local time, followed Tuesday’s major earthquake that registered 7.3.
Wednesday’s quake was located Latitude: 10.60N, Longitude: 62.87W and at a depth of 80 km.
“No tsunami warning or watch has been issued related to this morning’s 5.9 aftershock. Please ignore any “information” to this effect,” the SRC said in a statement.
Several buildings here have suffered structural damage as a result of Tuesday’s massive quake and the SRC has warned Trinidad and Tobago to be on the alert for many aftershocks.
There have been no reports of deaths or injuries as a result of the tremors.