Minor Earthquake Felt in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday October 8, 2018 – A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Jamaica late last night, but there were no injuries or damages reported.

It occurred around 9:28 p.m. local time, with an epicentre located one kilometre west north-west of Hope Bay in the eastern parish of Portland. The depth was recorded at 10 km.

Residents in Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas reported feeling the tremor, which struck a day after a 5.9 magnitude quake struck northern Haiti and left at least 12 people dead and almost 200 injured.

According to the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, about 200 earthquakes are located in and around Jamaica per year most of which are minor, having magnitudes less than 4.0.

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