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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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Trinidad and Tobago by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 10:00 UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Trinidad and Tobago
  • May 24, 8:35 pm
    Magnitude 4.6: offshore Sucre, Venezuela at a depth of 107.62 km.

Earthquakes in Trinidad and Tobago since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago happened on 04/22/1997 in the Tobago region 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. Data have been summarized and translated.
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