3-Story House Transforms Into 2-Story After Earthquake in Jamaica

Monday, October 30, 2023, 7:17 PM GMT-5

The earthquake on Monday morning caused much infrastructural damage across the island, as well as damage to store products. The estimated 5.6-magnitude earthquake also destroyed the ground floor of a three-story house in the Content community of Hope Bay in Portland.

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The epicentre of the earthquake was reported to be approximately 10km south of Buff Bay, Portland, according to the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies.

The earthquake’s aftermath was shared on social media, depicting the completely flattened ground floor of the three-story structure, while the stories above remained primarily intact with cracks and broken concrete.

The footage showed the extent of the damage from the outside, showing grills and windows lying among the debris, along with visible pipes along the broken walls.

Watch the videos of the house below:

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Another home was also massively destroyed when one wall completely collapsed. The picture of this small home, which was built on a hill, was shared online with the note that the house is located close to Portland.

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