Eastern Jamaica rocked by 3.2 magnitude earthquake
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.