Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman

FOR years seismologist Dr Joan Latchman has been like a ‘voice in the wilderness’, warning that a powerful earthquake—the magnitude of which has not been experienced in recent memory—will eventually rock Trinidad and Tobago.

And so at 5.31 p.m. on August 21, Latchman and her colleagues at The UWI Seismic Research Centre went into rapid response mode when an intense earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale terrified the public and caused structural damage in certain areas.

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