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PUBLIC ADVISORY #1 - UWI SEISMIC REPORTS EARTHQUAKE FELT IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

PUBLIC ADVISORY #1

Friday 04th January, 2019                                                    11:00 a.m.

 

UWI SEISMIC REPORTS EARTHQUAKE FELT IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC) has reported that an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 was felt today (Friday 04th January, 2019) at 10:33 a.m. The event occurred 40.0 km North of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

 

At this time, there are no reports of serious injury, loss of life or significant damage to critical infrastructure.

 

The ODPM reminds all citizens to inspect their property and to report any signs of damage to their respective Municipal Corporation through its toll-free hotline numbers or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) at 211.

 

The ODPM continues to remind citizens of the following in the event of aftershocks:

  • STAY CALM. DO NOT PANIC. BE ALERT.
  • If inside stay inside, do not run out of the building as you may be injured by falling debris.
  • If inside, DROP, COVER and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. 
  • Get under a sturdy desk, table or bed and hold on.
  • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS OR STAIRS.
  • Move away from windows, mirrors, glass doors, pictures, bookcases, hanging plants and heavy objects.
  • If outside and there are no obvious signs of danger nearby, stay there.
  • If outside, stay away from glass buildings, electricity poles and bridges.
  • If in a vehicle, do not stop on or under a bridge.
  • Always look out for falling plaster, bricks, lighting fixtures and other objects.

 

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TSUNAMI WATCH OR WARNING.

 

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