Minor tremors just hours apart in Trinidad

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    Two minor earthquakes were recorded just hours apart in Trinidad this morning.

    According to the UWI Seismic Research Centre, a magnitude 3.0 was recorded at 6:44am north of St Joseph, while a magnitude 2.7 occurred around 8:22am in the Caroni area.

    The Centre however did not generate the usual auto solution reports for either activity, as they were below the 3.8 magnitude threshold, which is the magnitude at which most earthquakes are felt by humans.

    So why were these minor tremors felt?

    According to the UWI SRC, this was due to the fact that the events occurred on land at very shallow depths.