Deep magnitude-5 quake rattles Trinidad
Associated Press
2013-02-10 10:52 PM
A magnitude-5 earthquake has rattled Trinidad & Tobago during its popular Carnival celebrations, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

The quake struck shortly after midnight some 55 miles (89 kilometers) from the twin-island nation's capital of Port-of-Spain. It also shook Grenada and parts of Venezuela's Caribbean coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the offshore quake's epicenter was 94 kilometers (58 miles) beneath the earth's surface.

In Port-of-Spain, some jittery people lingered outdoors after the ground rattled buildings and hotels. Police say they received numerous calls from residents about the quake.

The quake rattled the Caribbean country as tourists and local revelers have filled the capital for Trinidad's hip-shaking Carnival, the biggest and most lavish of all Caribbean celebrations.

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