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Earthquake hits World Cup 2007 host countries

Written by: Staff

>Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 28: Antigua and Trinidad, two countries that will host Cricket World Cup 2007 matches, were jolted on Tuesday by an early morning earthquake.


>A quake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the open-ended Richter scale hit St. John's just prior to 06:00 local time (10:00 GMT) around the same time that Port-of-Spain was rattled by a quake with a magnitude of 4.3.


>Disaster officials said there were no reports of injuries or damage.


>Antigua is set to host Super Eight matches at the new Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, and Trinidad is the venue for four warm-up matches at the Frank Worrell Oval, as well as Group-B matches involving India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Bermuda.




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