Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Earthquake Stituation Report No.1

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Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0176
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - EARTHQUAKE
SITUATION REPORT NO.1

22 APRIL 1997

1. According to a report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude computed at 6.5 on the Richter scale, occurred near Trinidad, about 50 kms northeast of Port-of-Spain, today, 22 April 1997, at 9:31 GMT. An aftershock, of 5.7 on the Richter scale, occured at 10:12 GMT.

2. So far, no reports of damage or casualties have been received.

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