5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In Grenada

PR – The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) received several reports of citizens feeling a tremor on Sunday just after 3pm.

The information was confirmed by UWI Seismic Research Centre on Sunday when they reported that they recorded a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on Sunday afternoon off Trinidad and Tobago. 

According to the UWI Seismic Research Centre, the quake struck around 3:12 pm local time.  

Its Automatic Earthquake Location detected the seismic event at latitude 11.10 North, longitude 61.25 West at a depth of 10 km. 

Grenada’s Co ordinates stand at 12.1 Latitude and 61.7 West Longitude.

The quake was located 51 km North of Arima, 56 km North East of Port of Spain, and 57 km West of Scarborough.

The UWI SRC said, however, that this is a preliminary result as the event was automatically located by a seismological computational system.

NaDMA uses this recent earth movement to remind the public to be mindful and ever conscious of this unpredictable hazard. Earth quakes are considered an extremely dangerous hazard as it can affect all sectors at the same time and also initiate other hazards such as Tsunamis.

As we operate now in a multi hazard environment, it is important that we always remember and prepare for the hazards that can suddenly occur with no notice. This information we share as a reminder of our reality, not to create panic.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Oslyn Crosby Public Relations Officer, NaDMA on 440-8390-4 / 440-0838 or 533-0766email: nadma@spiceisle.com and nadmapr@gmail.comwebsite www.nadma.gd