A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 17:42:20 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007ggp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ggp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/16 / 2016-12-06 21:42:20 / December 6, 2016 @ 9:42 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.81 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.8788 West, latitude 11.005 North, depth = 35.81 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siparia, Peñal, San Fernando.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km SW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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