Another quake shakes T&T

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    Trinidad and Tobago was again shaken by an earthquake around 9:27 this morning.

    Preliminary figures from UWI’s Seismic Research Centre show a magnitude 5.9 and persons reported feeling the tremor on both islands.

    The National Emergency Operations Centre is now coordinating an emergency response.

    It says at this time, there are no reports of serious injury, loss of life or significant damage to critical infrastructure.

    However, it reminds all citizens that they can contact the ODPM at 511, the Tobago Emergency Management Agency at 211 or their Municipal Corporation if impacted.

    It says Trinidad and Tobago is not currently under any tsunami watch or warning.

    The epicentre of today’s quake is in nearly the same spot as yesterday’s 6.9 tremor that caused structural damage in some areas.

    Quake on Wed August 22nd at 9.27am (Prelim magnitude 5.9)
    Quake on Tues, Aug 21st at 5:31pm (Magnitude 6.9)

    That incident, around 5:31pm, has also left several offices closed today.

    In Port of Spain these include the Ministry of Finance’s head office, the Treasury’s main offices, pay branch and pensions branch, Customs and Excise head office and Inland Revenue’s head office – in Barataria, the Valuations Division head office is also closed.

    NP House in Sea Lots is also closed for the day but the company is assuring that there is an adequate supply of gas.

    Also closed are Family Court at Cipriani Boulevard, Education Ministry on St Vincent Street, Ministry of Social Development also on St Vincent Street and Unit Trust Corporation’s Port of Spain and One Woodbrook Place Investment Centres.