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Earthquakes in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

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Earthquakes in Trinidad and Tobago since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago happened on 04/22/1997 in the region Tobago with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
09/29/2006Gasparillo5 km5.51
09/29/2006Port-Of-Spain26 km6.10
12/02/2004Mayaro34 km5.80
04/22/1997Tobago23 km6.70


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.

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