ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 6.1 magnitude Venezuela earthquake today 2013 has just struck Trinidad and Tobago as well. A Venezuela earthquake today October 11, 2013 hit moments ago off the coast. Damage assessment is pending. Today’s temblor marks one of the strongest to strike the country in recent years.
Officials tell news that a 6.1 magnitude terremoto en Venezuela hoy started just after 9:40 PM local time today. The quake however had a substantial depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started fifty miles below sea level. As a result the impact of the quake was felt across the immediate region.
USGS indicates to news that the Venezuela temblor began twenty-one miles north of Gueiria. The quake was fifty-three miles west of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The quake was sixty-two miles west of Port Fortin and sixty-three miles west of Tunapuna as well. Reps also indicate that the quake was north of Chaguanas.
Tonight’s epicenter has not produced many quakes in recent months. In fact, today marks one of the most significant quakes to strike the country in over ten years. In 2009 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit, injuring fourteen people. A 2010 Venezuela 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the country as well, west of the town of Carúpano, Venezuela.