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Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Jannie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:43 am

Hi - has anyone heard if yesterday's Venezuelan earthquake has affected Tobago? I've read that some damage occurred in PoS Trinidad, but can't see any reports on Tobago.

http://www.looptt.com/content/68-earthq ... s-trinidad

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Re: Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:57 am

Hi Jannie

I haven't received any reports of anyone even noticing it on Tobago, much less any damage.

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Re: Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Hugh S » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:03 pm

I have a report of a power outage in Canaan but no idea how widespread it was. They felt strong shaking during the quake. Will add more info when available.

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Re: Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi Hugh

Thanks for that. It has been a manic day for me (in closing stages before launching the new myTobago) and I had forgotten this post when I received an email from a contact in Castara just an hour or so ago. Here is what she said:
Not sure if you heard about the earthquake yesterday evening. It was by far the worst and longest I have ever felt here. It was scary and then another aftershock not too long ago. But everybody is well, which is most important. Have not heard about any damage in Tobago so far, in Trinidad it was definitely worse.
Minor tremors are far from scarce in the Caribbean, but this one does seem to have been a biggie. Anyway, Tobago seems fine! :D
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Re: Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Hugh S » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:12 pm

From https://newsday.co.tt/2018/08/22/tremortised/

In Tobago, the Arthur NR Robinson Airport, Crown Point, remained open, but there were reports of some areas being affected by downed power lines. There also were no initial reports of damage to houses and business places.

“People were terrified and shocked. Cars were dancing in the streets. It was an experience, very long, but everything is calm now,” one Bon Accord woman told Newsday around 7pm.

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Aftershock earthquake hits T&T

Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:15 pm

From Newsday: https://newsday.co.tt/2018/08/22/earthquake-aftershock/

A magnitude 5.9 aftershock – 40 kilometres east-southeast of Carúpano, Venezuela – was felt across TT and several other Caribbean islands this morning. The strong aftershock occurred at 9.27 am, just under 16 hours after the region was rocked by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 5.31 pm yesterday.
Newsday also has a live blog for updates: https://newsday.co.tt/2018/08/22/live-b ... aftermath/
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Re: Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Steve Wooler » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:55 am

Having checked with a few people in various parts of the island, it seems that Tobago got off exceptionally lightly. I think the lady who mentioned cars dancing in the streets in Bon Accord was possibly passing a local church during choir practise. Trinidad certainly got it worse, but visitors need have no concern about Tobago.
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Re: Venezuela earthquake hits T&T

Post by Paul Tallet » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:01 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8nnfpbhRE

The above link to a uTube vlog by Dutchsinse is worth looking at.

This guy is considered by some to be controversial but he has a good track record of forecasting earthquakes and has correctly predicted increased seismicity spreading around the world this week following a deep 8.2 earthquake a few days ago in the Pacific.

In this vlog he covers the Venezuela quake.

I have seen other videos of rising sea water (Tsunami) in the harbour of Port of Spain and some damage to buildings in Trinidad.

I hope all is well in Tobago.

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