USGS Report Quakes In Two Other Caribbean Islands

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A supermarket in Trinidad after the 7.3 magnitude quake on August 21, 2018.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 22,2018: The U.S. Geological Survey reported three additional quakes in two other Caribbean islands even as Trinidad & Tobago recorded an aftershock over 16 hours after the 7.3 quake on Tuesday evening.

The USGS said the recent quakes occurred in Viques, Puerto Rico and in the British Virgin Islands. In Viques, the a magnitude 2.6 quake struck at 11:30 a.m. EST this morning according to USGS while the two earthquakes were recorded in Road Town in the BVI.

The first, a 3.4 magnitude quake occurred around midnight EST while another, a 2.8 magnitude quake, occurred at around 8 am EST.

The news comes as another quake, this time a 5.8 magnitude quake, was recorded in Venezuela this morning around 9:30 am. That quake was also felt in Trinidad & Tobago. A 4.6 quake was also recorded in Costa Rica this morning.

There was no tsunami watch in effect following the latest tremors.