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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: Two earthquakes have now been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago in the space of one week.
The lastest earthquake struck on Tuesday morning around 9:26 and was felt in several parts of the country, including areas along the Port of Spain east-west corridor and west of the capitol.
It measured 4.3 magnitude, with a preliminary location for the event at 10.74°N and 62.59°W. The previous earthquake was felt last Friday at approximately 10:48 am and again mainly in the north. Friday's earthquake measured 4.7.
Speaking with Caribbean Net News, a seismologist at the Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad, Joan Latchman describe the frequency of the earthquakes as unusual.
She admitted that Trinidad and Tobago, like other parts of the region, is situated in an earthquake zone, and that persons should always be prepared.
She said one of the observations made was that earthquakes in some countries have been associated with oil drilling activity.
The seismologist added that, for this part of the region, it was not likely, and there was no evidence that human land-based activities have contributed in any way to earthquakes.