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    Lightbulb PSA: Advise Your Family Back Home To Stock Up

    on essentials just in case...........you never know and depending on the government is like depending on nobody as you can see Caricom have they thumbs up dey ass trying to figure out what to do right now.
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    but Picong our own leaders go outside their own country to Cuba and Hengland to seek medical attention ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    but Picong our own leaders go outside their own country to Cuba and Hengland to seek medical attention ..
    well I made my calls last night and this morning.........im not 1 to get excited over an isolated incident........but 3 in less than a week in we front yard and back door is enough.......i eh concerned bout Manning and dem.....dem like cockroach and does survive anything
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    I was just thinking the same thing yesterday. All the islands should have a disaster preparedness team to teach and implement plans in the case of major catastrophes on their island, as well as logistical support for neighbouring islands.

    Imagine if Cuba or Jamaica had people on the ready beforehand, we could've gotten to the people of Haiti faster. I can't even mention DR cause they racist against Haitians...

    But anyways, let this serve as lesson to all islands. Disaster preparedness is the key to minimize loss of life. Theres simply not enough time to figure out the logistics after the event. All this should be addressed beforehand.
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    Trini will supposedly get a big one soon...

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    'Big one' will hit Trinidad


    Published on: 1/16/2010.


    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - An earthquake similar in magnitude to the one that devastated Haiti will strike Trinidad and Tobago sometime in the future.

    It is not a question of if it will occur, but when, said seismologist with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Unit in St Augustine,
    Dr Joan Latchman.

    In a Press briefing on Thursday, Latchman said Trinbagonians' fear of major earthquakes may be lulled because of there not having been a major shake in decades, but in fact the twin island republic
    is 22 years overdue.

    She said a tremor of similar proportions to the one which wrecked Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince had been on the cards for over two decades. The Haitian quake was recorded as 7.0 on the scale - which measures its destructive power. In 2006, an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale damaged homes in Tobago. The most recent quake
    felt in Trinidad was recorded last Monday
    - it measured 4.4.

    If a quake does hit, those living in areas like the swampy Beetham Gardens, Laventille hillsides, the reclaimed
    sea beds in West Trinidad and unplanned squatting communities would be the most vulnerable to experiencing the
    worst effects of
    the brutal shaking
    that would accompany
    the earthquake.

    When asked about Trinidad's level of risk, given the proximity of Haiti, Latchman said:
    "We do sit on the corner
    of the Caribbean plate.
    All of the Eastern Caribbean, including Venezuela, is on a seismic plate boundary. So, yes, we will have earthquakes."

    After explaining that seismologists have given the country a century-long cycle in relation to the occurrence of large earthquakes, she said given that the last major shake occurred between Grenada and T&T in 1888, the country was about
    22 years overdue.

    She said: "We do expect a large event soon.
    How soon is what
    we don't know."

    However, Latchman said there was no need for mass panic if the country kept in mind that earthquakes were not what killed people, but instead it was the falling debris and sometimes improperly built buildings that did the damage.

    She warned that the country should prepare. "When the big earthquake does occur, we do not want it to devastate the economy and destroy
    the country."

    Dr Walter Salazar,
    an earthquake engineer
    at UWI also said that Trinidad and Tobago should have country-specific building codes based on the result
    of seismic maps done
    for this region, and not
    on codes that work for foreign countries.

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    next thing that thing shake down my nutmeg tree and them...ivan done lick down a few...
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    cutt the bullshit...

    no earthquake hit trinidad...

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    Supposedly there was a very minuscule 1 on Friday past..........1 point sumting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantastic - Nick View Post
    cutt the bullshit...

    no earthquake hit trinidad...
    Samething man use to say bout Hurricane in Grenada until Ivan lick up the place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantastic - Nick View Post
    cutt the bullshit...

    no earthquake hit trinidad...
    Trinidad is no stranger to earthquakes...just no huge ones to date

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    Expert: T&T must brace for 'big one'
    Camille Bethel cbethel@trinidadexpress.com

    Thursday, January 14th 2010



    The earthquake that devastated Haiti was recorded around the world, including on the instruments at the Seismic Research Unit, at UWI, St Augustine.

    And a warning yesterday from local experts that a quake similar in magnitude to what destroyed much of the Haitian capital will happen in Trinidad and Tobago sometime in the future.

    It is not a question of if it would occur, but when, said seismologist Dr Joan Latchman yesterday.

    She said the past patterns of seismic activity in a region give an idea of the magnitude of earthquakes that can be expected, and this country has had big earthquakes in past.

    In 2006, an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale damaged homes in Tobago.

    The most recent quake felt in Trinidad was recorded last week Monday, which measured 4.4.

    The Haitian quake was recorded as 7.0 on the scale - which measures its destructive power.

    Latchman said, ’People say we don’t get those type of big earthquakes like we used to, but it’s not that it won’t happen. The plates move slowly and there is a build-up of energy over time, so it hasn’t happened yet.’

    Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, and many of the islands sit upon the Caribbean plate, and the Eastern Caribbean is regarded as a zone of subduction seismic activity.

    Latchman said, ’We need to be prepared because it is better to prepare and it doesn’t happen, than we don’t prepare and it does.’

    She said the Haiti quake was a catastrophe because all the variables that one could think about for such devastation were present.

    ’This level of destruction occurred,’ Latchman said, ’because it was a very large earthquake whose epicentre was only about 10 km from Port-au-Prince. It was also very shallow with a depth of about 10 km as well in an area with many poorly constructed buildings.’

    Latchman said aftershocks could continue for years so Haiti could experience another big earthquake at any time.
    Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :
    Quake in Venezuela shakes Trinidad

    By SEAN DOUGLAS Saturday, January 16 2010

    A MODERATE earthquake yesterday shook eastern Venezuela, although there are no reports of damage or casualties. The quake came three days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake killed thousands of people in Haiti on Tuesday.

    Yesterday, the Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, said it had received reports of the Venezuelan quake being felt in Port-of-Spain and in Guayaguayare.

    However, the unit’s Dr Joan Latchman told Newsday she did not see the quake as unusual or as posing a threat to Trinidad and Tobago.

    “This earthquake appears to be normal as regards how many quakes we expect in the zone. I don’t see it as portending anything dire.”

    The unit asked members of the public to tell them if they had felt the quake.

    A unit statement said, “On Friday, January 15 at 2 pm local time, an earthquake occurred on land (in) Venezuela. The magnitude was 5.6 and the depth was 11.7 kilometres.”

    News reports said the quake was located at 10.42 degrees north and 63.5 degrees west, and was particularly felt in the eastern Venezuelan states of Sucre and Anzoategui, according to Venezuelan seismological chief, Francisco Garces speaking to Venezualan media.

    Dr Latchman, speaking to Newsday, attributed the Venezuelan quake simply due to the fact that the whole system of tectonic plates is moving, rather than due to what is happening in Haiti.

    “The event is consistent with the activity on that plate boundary,” she said, assuring the quake was nothing out of the ordinary.

    Dr Latchman said one expects to see a certain number of quakes of each given type within a given year. She said in this activity zone one could expect to see a 5.6 quake once in about every three to five years, a quake of 5.1 to 5.5 strength every two years, a magnitude four quake each two years, and a 3.1 to 3.5 quake about ten times per year. “You get a sense of what to expect,” she remarked. “You might expect to see another 5.6 quake this year. It all depends on the activity you get”. She noted that in contrast to the US Government’s National Earthquake Information Centre which listed the Venezuelan quake at 5.6, it had otherwise been classed at 5.4 by the Venezuelan authorities.

    Dr Latchman did not see this relatively small quake as doing anything to release/relieve any strain building up in the faults near Trinidad and Tobago.

    News-wire reports said the US Geological Survey said the quake was centered 25 miles (40 kilometres) west of Carupano, Venezuela.

    Yesterday’s Newsday reported Dr Latchman as saying the Eastern Caribbean can at some time expect to be struck by a huge earthquake of magnitude eight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inglorious Bastard View Post
    on essentials just in case...........you never know and depending on the government is like depending on nobody as you can see Caricom have they thumbs up dey ass trying to figure out what to do right now.
    Everyone should be disaster ready. It can strike anywhere any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantastic - Nick View Post
    cutt the bullshit...

    no earthquake hit trinidad...
    Plates always moving. It is more than possible.

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    nice video...

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