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6.2 Earthquake Strikes Near Trinidad, Felt Across the Region

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by Kevon Browne

Trinidad and Tobago (WINN)— A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred just off the coast of Trinidad shortly before midnight on June 22, 2024. According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC), the earthquake struck at a depth of 46 km, with the epicentre located at a latitude of 10.83N and a longitude of 62.37W.

The tremor was felt in Trinidad. UWI’s social media page commenters reported hearing the earthquake before feeling the shaking in nearby regions, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Guyana, and Grenada.

The UWI SRC provided the following details:

  • Date and Time:
    • Local Time: June 22, 2024, 11:58 PM
    • UTC: June 23, 2024, 03:58 AM
  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Location:
    • Latitude: 10.83N
    • Longitude: 62.37W
    • Depth: 46 km
  • Nearby Cities:
    • Carúpano, Venezuela, 97 km ENE
    • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 97 km WNW
    • San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, 119 km NW

Computer algorithms automatically calculate the preliminary location and are subject to revisions pending further evaluation by SRC analysts.

Authorities are currently assessing the situation. There have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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