Important historic earthquakes in Trinidad

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

earthquakes Trinidad

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Trinidad, Ca May 23 21:56 2.7 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Trinidad Region, Trinidad-tobago May 23 09:20 4.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rio Claro, Trinidad And Tobago May 23 09:20 4.3 23 MAP
USGS Petit Valley, Trinidad And Tobago May 20 21:50 4.5 107 MAP
USGS Trinidad, Ca May 12 02:54 2.7 26 MAP
EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Apr 25 04:13 4.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Trinidad, Colorado Feb 25 06:51 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Weston - Very strong, no damage shook this on shelves but did not disturb them. Sting enough to wake us up almost like an explosion.
  • Weston - Shook the floor !!
  • EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Feb 12 02:01 4.2 51 MAP
    USGS Roxborough, Trinidad And Tobago Feb 12 02:01 4.2 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Jan 11 06:11 2.5 5 MAP
    EMSC Trinidad Region, Trinidad-tobago Jan 03 06:29 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Dec 30 23:46 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Trinidad - 5-7 seconds
  • Gulnare - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Trinidad, Colorado Dec 27 13:00 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Dec 20 04:41 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Trinidad Region, Trinidad-tobago Nov 22 20:42 4.3 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Petit Valley, Trinidad And Tobago Nov 09 03:54 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Nov 06 12:25 4.2 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Roxborough, Trinidad And Tobago Oct 20 06:01 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Oct 14 15:02 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Roxborough, Trinidad And Tobago Oct 14 15:01 4.6 10 MAP
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Oct 10 23:31 3.4 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Sep 10 08:34 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • La Veta - No damage to property and the shaking lasted for a few seconds. We are all very emotionally shaken.
  • Trinidad - I was lying in bed, not yet asleep. I felt the bed and the house shake for a brief period of time, less than 15 seconds. No damage.
  • Colorado Springs - I woke up from the earthquake. It felt like rattling in my bed.
  • Trinidad, Colorado - I lightly felt it whilst laying in bed. The bed and walls shook weakly, but noticeably, for a few seconds. No major damage, however we have seen a shift in a countertop, very small superficial plaster cracks and doorframe movement. One door that wouldn't stay shut now does and an indoor door that was sticking badly now won't latch because it's so loose
  • Valdez, Colorado - 5 to 7 seconds
  • Peyton Colorado - Door knocker and lock on front door rattled for a couple of seconds. No damage. Dog freaked out just before and during
  • USGS Roxborough, Trinidad And Tobago Aug 29 04:56 4.7 63 MAP
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Aug 06 03:40 2.9 5 MAP
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Jun 17 06:42 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Stonewall - Durartion 3 seconds.
  • Trinidad - Very light shaking. I wasn't sure it was an earthquake, but I made note of the time. 3 hours later, USGS has confirmed it was a light earthquake.
  • Pagosa spgs - For half hour I felt vibrations even when I went to bed I felt the bed vibrating it was all over the outside ground and when I sat down all over the pool areas of the springs resort in pagosa spgs
  • EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Apr 08 19:19 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Mar 25 14:46 4.4 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Mar 25 14:46 4.4 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Mar 20 19:01 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Port-of-Spain - I was sitting at my desk and heard the blinds rattle near me. I didn't feel it myself, as I fidget, but my co-worker said he definitely felt it. I also saw my water shaking in my bottle.
  • Castara - One minor followed seconds later by a single much larger shock which set the dogs barking!Whole house 'jumped' then nothing else.1500hrs +/- a minute local time EST
  • USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Mar 20 19:01 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Mar 10 20:19 4.4 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • L'Anse Fourmi - Weak to light shaking lasting maybe about 3 seconds
  • Lowlands - I was on my bed and felt shaking. At first I wondered if it was my mind. Others in my home, felt it too.
  • USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Mar 10 20:19 4.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Trinidad, Colorado Jan 21 03:57 3.1 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Trinidad Region, Trinidad-tobago Jan 08 18:01 3.9 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Diego Martin - I was asleep & awoken by the shaking of the bed.
  • St Joseph - Shaking woke me up from a nap.
  • Port of Spain - Very brief. Computer monitor rattled sharply.
  • Maraval - Shook my chair very briefly.
  • Sangre Grande - Started at 11:00 am and lasted for 10 seconds then it died and came back for another 15 seconds, died and came back a third time for about 10 seconds. The earthquake was barely felt and hence it caused no physical damage nor did any thing fell from the shelves or table.
  • USGS Petit Valley, Trinidad And Tobago Jan 08 18:01 3.9 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 13 04:17 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 12 21:17 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 12 13:17 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 12 05:26 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 11 14:27 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 09 17:34 4.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 07 07:46 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 07 04:24 4.6 60 MAP
    USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Dec 07 04:24 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 07 03:38 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 06 23:48 4.2 35 MAP
    USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Dec 06 23:48 4.2 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Dec 06 22:12 4.3 37 MAP
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 06 22:12 4.3 37 MAP
    EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Dec 06 22:02 3.9 30 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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