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Residents of the Northwestern areas of Trinidad were shaken out of their daily routines yesterday (Jan. 28) when an earthquake struck in the afternoon at about 1:30.

According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Unit, the preliminary location of the quake was 11.30°N, 61.48°W. The earthquake's focal depth was recorded at 23km with a magnitude of 3.6.

While local media reported no structural damage, the effects of the earthquake were felt in Diego Martin, Champs Fleurs, St. Augustine, Tunapuna, Port-of-Spain, Woodbrook and Morvant.

On December 21, 2008, SKNVibes reported an earthquake occurring near the east coast of Trinidad which affected the areas of Cocorite, Port of Spain, St. Augustine, Arouca, Arima, Chaguanas, San Fernando, Princes Town and Westmoorings.

That earthquake recorded a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale with a focal depth of 40km and an epicenter at 10.77°N 61.46°W.

On Sunday (Jan. 18) an earthquake occurred North of St. Lucia with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale and was felt across the island.