JM | Nov 8, 2020

St Thomas earthquake rattles Corporate Area

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A magnitude 3.4 earthquake shook sections of Jamaica on Sunday afternoon (November 8).

According to preliminary data from the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, the tremor struck at 2:59 pm local time—approximately seven kilometres northwest of Trinity Ville, St Thomas.

The earthquake, categorised as ‘light’ on the Richter Scale, had a focal depth of 6.9 kilometres and was reportedly felt in the parishes of Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine.

There are no reports of infrastructural damage at this time.


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