Strong Earthquake Shakes Trinidad Causes Structural Damages to Many Buildings

Trinidad – A strong earthquake shook Trinidad just about 2:58 pm local time, damaging several buildings, officials and residents said. No injuries or damage have reported yet to people but due to the powerful earthquake people are in state of Shock. Many expressed fears as the earth quake one of the powerful in the country’s eathquake history in recent times.

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
—Mat 24:7

Several residents from Port of Spain reported severe cracks to their homes and many buildings in the Island nation. Most cellular telephone service was down in Trinidad and other Caribbean Islands. The central bank tower of Trinidad also reportedly damged in the earthquake.

Trinidad and Tobago, a former British colony of 1.2 million residents, has an important offshore oil and gas industry in the region.

In recent years, many earthquakes took place in the Island and Trinidad is one of the leading suppliers of liquid natural gas to the United States, supplying 75 per cent of imports last year.

It was the big earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on rector scale on record that hit the land in Trinidad, Mrs. Bindi Rajaram, a lady working for manufacturing company in Trinidad told TNS.

The tremors could be felt as far away as Galeota, on the southwest corner of the Island, she said. Many express a fear of the fear of another earthquake or after shocks, she added.

“When the earthquake shook my building,” Bindi Rajaram told TNS, “I was on my way to pick up my kid.”

Some people rushed home to see their children immediately after the shock, Asha, accounting staff of a telecommunication company in Port of Spain said, “but I was in a state of unbelievable shock so scared and sat on my desk for at least 15 minutes before I even called my husband to find out what is happening with our kid.”

Another reports said, the earthquake hits entire Caribbean Islands.There is no tsunami — the epicenter was approximately 90 miles under the seabed, and in shallow water.

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