Sections of Trinidad and Tobago were yesterday jolted by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake.

Residents in the north and northwestern parts of the twin-island republic, including Port of Spain, Petit Valley and Diego Martin, along with communities in central Trinidad, reported feeling the tremor which occurred 96 kilometers west of the capital.

The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies says the tremor had an initial depth of 97 kilometers.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The southern and eastern Caribbean have experienced several earthquakes in recent weeks, with dozens of events being recorded northeast of Barbados last month, several of them a few hours and even minutes apart.