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Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman Says Minor Earthquakes Are Nothing New In The Region.

by | Oct 30, 2018

Several earthquakes that have been felt in various parts of Trinidad and Tobago recently has caused some concern among residents.

On August 21 a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Trinidad and Tobago.

Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman says that minor earthquakes are nothing new in the region.

In fact, she maintains that we can feel earthquakes with a magnitude 3.8 that occur in the Gulf of Paria every month, which is normal.

Speaking with News Power Now she revealed that the concern, however, lies in what is being described as an acceleration of earthquakes.

Dr Latchman said when she refers to a readiness by the Region to deal with the earthquake hazard she is not just referring to the building codes and the legislative framework to uphold such.

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