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Earthquake Preparedness Tips




On August 21st 2018 at 5:31 p.m., Trinidad and Tobago was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. For many, this was the first earthquake felt with such intensity. It directly impacted many private and public buildings and homes across Trinidad and Tobago. However, beyond the cracks and temporary disruption, this earthquake left a lasting memory. 

While we recognise the passing of one year since such a significant hazard impact in the history of Trinidad and Tobago. The ODPM continues to remind persons to Get Ready and Stay Ready for any hazard. 

Just like the August 2018 earthquake, hazards can occur without warning. Earthquakes may last only seconds, but they can shake up our lives for weeks and months to come.

It could happen again, are you prepared for the next earthquake? Here are some tips to help jumpstart your earthquake preparedness. 


Stay tuned to the ODPM’s social media pages for more tips on how to get started.


Click here to download the image on how you and your family can be prepared. 

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