Kingston, St. Catherine shook by 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Reports are that areas in St. Catherine and Kingston were rocked by a 3.4 magnitude Earthquake today.

The Quake took place about between 2:59 pm to 3 pm according to reports.

The Earthquake Unit stated that the epicenter of the afternoon quake was located 7 kilometers northwest of Trinity Ville a small community located in St Thomas and had a focal depth of 6.9 km.

Earlier we reported that, Jamaicans across the island felt a 4.8 magnitude earthquake about 7:30 AM on Wednesday, August 26th. According to the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, the quake was located at approximately 8 kilometres east of the Mile Gully community in Manchester and had a focal depth of 24 kilometres.

No serious injury nor destruction has been reported so far for either of the Earthquakes reported above.

Take a look at Jamaica’s Most Damaging Earthquakes below.

Jamaica’s most destructive eartquake too place at Port Royal on June 7th in 1692 whereby 3,000 persons lost their lives, major landslides among other devastation.




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