PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rattled Trinidad and areas of Venezuela on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The 9:08 a.m. (1308 GMT) tremor swayed buildings in the Trinidadian capital, Port-of-Spain, and some schools were evacuated.
The earthquake was centered 25 miles northwest of Port-of-Spain and 40 miles northeast of Guiria, Venezuela, in the Caribbean Sea, according to the USGS.
Gustavo Malave, president of the Venezuelan Foundation of Seismological Research, told state TV that the quake was felt in eastern and southern Venezuela as well as the capital of Caracas.
It was also felt in Grenada, 100 miles north of Trinidad.