Venezuela earthquake and aftershocks rock Trinidad and other Caribbean islands


Roadway in Venezuela torn up by Tuesday’s eathquake

By Eve George
Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — An earthquake measured at 7.4 on the Richter scale off the northeast coast of Venezuela, some 13 miles southwest of Irapa, at approximately 5:30 pm on Tuesday, also rocked Trinidad and Tobago, registering a strong 6.9, described as the most powerful earthquake to hit the twin-island republic since 1968.

Several neighbouring Caribbean islands were also affected, with a tsunami watch posted for Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Tremors were also felt in Colombia, in addition to small tremors being felt as far as Barbados and aftershocks being felt in Trinidad and Grenada on Wednesday morning.

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