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Trinidad Earthquake, April 22, 1997
Released: 4/22/1997

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 703-648-4460

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred Tues., April 22, 1997, about 35 miles off the coast of Trinidad, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake epicenter is about 35 miles northeast of Port of Spain, the capitol of Trinidad. The earthquake occurred at 5:31 a.m. local (standard) time on Trinidad (5:31 a.m. EDT).

The USGS did not receive any early reports of damage or injury.

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