Tremor rattles Guyana – Earthquake off Venezuela – updates

Tremor rattles Guyana

Quake location in Venezuela

Quake location in Venezuela

Friday, 11 October 2013 22:15

A tremor rattled Guyana at approximately 10:12 PM (local time) around the same time a quake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale shook north-eastern Venezuela.

There were no immediate reports of damage. Persons in Georgetown as well as far away as Corriverton, Berbice, Linden, Bartica, Mahdia and the North West District felt the earth shiver.  

Around the same time, the United States Geological Surveys (USGS) reported a 6.0 earthquake at 10:10 PM about 27 kilometers North North East of Gueiria, Venezuela to a depth of 86 kilometers. The location was 10.818°N 62.233°W.


Read: Strong quake off Venezuela felt here < click

OCTOBER 11, 2013 · BY 
TT Earthquake
From Trinidad Express – October 11, 2013.

Trinidad was rattled by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake (preliminary data) Friday night, causing fear and unease among citizens concerned that it was intense enough to have caused damage, or trigger a tsunami. Read more »Comments 


..‘Quake a reminder’  < click


Story Created: Oct 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM ECT     Trinidad Express


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  • regalq  On October 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Reblogged this on yvonnedeclou.

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I have just reviewed the City of Vancouver instructions for what to do during, and after, an earthquake – I noticed that they advised against using the “Triangle of Life” method, that is a method in which you find, say, an automobile and instead of going into the vehicle, you stay close to the side of it, so if something drops on the vehicle, you are likely to be saved from being crushed – that pertains to any solid object during the earthquake. Do NOT stand in a doorway. What they did not mention is that you should adopt the fetal position. That is the position you adopt in your mother’s tummy before birth. But, lie on your side in a fetal position.

    I saw and heard this advise in an Oprah Winfrey show. A survivor of a fire at a night club told the viewers that he survived because as a high school wrestler, they were instructed to adopt the fetal position when they find themselves in trouble. So, as he was rushing for the door at the night club, he tripped and fell and the others following him, just piled on top of him, so he immediately rolled on his side and adopted the fetal position – that allowed him to breathe, while everyone above him suffocated and died under the weight of the crowd.

    Check out the City of Vancouver’s earthquake advice:

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