Magnitude 5.4 quake near Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Last updated: 2018-03-26 17:50:55 UTC

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The Anza group at the University of California San Diego, Gary Pavlis at Indiana University and Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas (FUNVISIS) operate a broadband seismograph network consisting of 83 three component broadband seismograph stations (PASSCAL, OBS and FUNVISIS) centered in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela (see map).

On Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 at 11:16 AM (PST) we recorded a quake (preliminary mb 5.4) located near Port-of-Spain.

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Initial source parameters for the recent event are shown below. The epicentral distance (distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for the Venezuela BBArray network is 81.902 km (0.736 degrees).

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Event Parameters

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PST) Depth (km) mb Author
10.4300 -61.4900 12/02/04 19:16:34.000 12/02/04 (337) 11:16 AM 48 5.4 QED

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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The ANZA network operates a broadband station at the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. At 11:26 AM (PST) station SMER recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A red P indicates a P wave arrival, a red S indicates an S wave arrival.

3 component seismometer recordings at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

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