Monday 20 May, 2019

Another tremor felt in Jamaica

Another tremor has been felt in Jamaica as the ground continues to rumble across the Caribbean.

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona reported that the latest tremor was recorded in the northwestern section of Jamaica on Wednesday morning.

According to the unit, the tremor occurred at about 3:41 a.m. and had a magnitude of 3.7.

The epicentre was located 33 kilometres north of Falmouth, Trelawny, with a focal depth of 15 kilometres.

There was no report of any damage or injury as a result of the tremor.

It was the fifth tremor to be felt in Jamaica since late September. Several, including an earthquake with a high reading, have rocked the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago over the past several weeks.

And several smaller Caribbean islands have reported tremors over the past two weeks.

Experts have warned that the region is overdue for a big quake, which could strike at any time. As a result, people throughout the region are being reminded to step up their vigilance to minimise the risks from an earthquake, in the event one strikes.

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