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BREAKING: Earth tremor rocks Guyana, Trinidad

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 18:36 by Denis Chabrol

Residents on Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown running out of their houses.

A severe earth tremor rocked Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago at about 5:36 Tuesday afternoon.

The United States Geological Surveys says the 7.3 magnitude quake occurred at 5:31 PM  (Guyana Time) 20 kilometers, north north west of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela to a depth of 123.2  kilometers.

People were seen running out of their offices and homes in Georgetown.

There were also reports of the quake being felt by  residents in North West District, which is closer to Venezuela, Bartica, Timehri, Berbice elsewhere.

The location of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Venezuela.

Workers were also seen outside the Demerara Distillers Limited building on High Street, Kingston and the Guyana Rice Development Board on Cowan Street, Kingston.

At Anna Regina, the staff of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry took no chances and exited the building.

There was a limited 300 kilometre area tsunami warning for Trindad, Venezuela and Grenada.





Staff of GBTI’s Anna Regina branch evacuated the building on feeling the severe earth tremor.