Mon | Nov 19, 2018

Eastern Jamaica rocked by 3.2 magnitude earthquake

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

 

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has confirmed that a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rocked the eastern section of Jamaica yesterday afternoon.

The epicentre was recorded near Blue Mountain Peak.

Persons, mainly in the Corporate Area and Portland, reported feeling a tremor about 4:50 p.m.

Over the last six weeks, Jamaica has been rocked by at least four earthquakes that have been felt across sections of the country.

At the same time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago yesterday.

The Seismic Research Centre at the UWI, St Augustine Campus, reported that the tremor was felt at 12:35 p.m. (local time) 181km northeast of Port-of-Spain. It had a depth of 80 kilometres.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage.