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Last Updated: Friday, 29 September 2006, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK
Quake hits Venezuela and Trinidad
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A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude has shaken parts of Venezuela and the nearby island of Trinidad.

The tremor knocked out power across much of the Caribbean island, but no serious casualties were immediately reported in the affected areas.

The quake struck at 0908 (1308 GMT) north of Trinidad, the US Geological Survey monitoring centre said.

The tremor caused buildings in the island's capital Port-of-Spain to sway and some evacuations were reported.






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