Saturday, September 30, 2006

Earthquake hits Trini & Venezuela


6.1 on the richter scale with a 5.5 aftershock at 2pmish. UPDATE: Thanks to JT for pointing out that after the Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad got things together took they decided the intensity was 5.8 with a 5.3 aftershock and that the site of the main quake was actully north-east of Port of Spain, and inland, near Churapa Bay, about a third of the way along the north coast. This makes it the strongest quake ever actually recorded on land in Trinidad (the biggest quake of all in 1766 was offshore).

1 comment:

JT said...

The Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad took a few days to pull its data together but then decided the intensity was 5.8 (with the main aftershock at 5.3), and moved the site of the main quake well away from the original spot. They now place it north-east of Port of Spain, and inland, near Churapa Bay, about a third of the way along the north coast, with the main aftershock a few miles north and offshore. Apparently that makes it the strongest quake ever actually recorded on land in Trinidad, since the biggest quake of all (back in 1766) was offshore.