Earthquake

Closures & cancellations due to earthquake

Tuesday's powerful earthquake that shock Trinidad and Tobago, has resulted in several places remaining closed or opening at different hours today.

The earthquake also caused a shift in an energy signing ceremony by the Government.

The following are some of the announcements of closure and changes of hours, as a result of the quake.

FLOW

Flow wishes to advise that our Payment Centre at Nicholas Tower, Port-of-Spain is closed today.

5.9 aftershock shakes T&T

An aftershock measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale rocked Trinidad and Tobago at 9.27 Wednesday morning.

It follows a powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on Venezuela's north coast, that shock T&T and damaged several buildings.

Several people rushed from their buildings following this morning's shake and fire officials were seen across parts of the capital city conducting checks.

The aftershock occurred at a depth of 97 kilometres, at Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela.

  

International: Three killed in Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200.

Airports in the area were closed for several hours, train lines interrupted and factories had to halt production.

The 6.1 magnitude quake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear plants in the area are operating normally.

Japan lies in a particularly earthquake-prone region and accounts for around 20% of quakes worldwide of magnitude 6.0 or more.Monday's quake in Osaka occurred just before 08:00 local time north of the city.

22 school children among 216 killed in Mexico earthquake

The death toll in the Mexico earthquake has climbed to at least 216 people, which includes 22 children recovered from a local school.

President Enrique Pena confirmed 27 buildings had collapsed in the capital city.

Churches, hospitals and schools are understood to be among the damage – with video showing explosions tearing through Mexico City.

Deadly 7.1 earthquake rocks Mexico City, flattens buildings

A powerful 7.1 magnitude quake has rocked Mexico City and left buildings flattened and people trapped.

Mexcian media reports say that at least 42 people are dead.

Shocking images show buildings collapsing and some exploding into huge fireballs as rooms violently sway.

Pictures show trapped locals being pulled from the rubble as people run around screaming franctically. 

A civil protection official has confirmed reports of fires in buildings, and that people are trapped.

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