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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