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The University of the West Indies

at Mona, Jamaica

Earthquake Unit

 
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A minor quake (Mag. 3.6) was reportedly felt on June 9, 2016 at 5:20pm. Epicentre was approximately 10km South of Porus, Manchester.
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Antenna used for transmitting data 
Visiting school students at Earthquake Unit booth during exhibition

 

The Earthquake Unit

 

 

 

 

 

The Earthquake Unit (EQU) is a Research Unit of the Department of Geology and Geography in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. The Unit is funded directly by the Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining. The EQU serves as Jamaica's hub for earthquake monitoring and research. The central Recording station at The Univesity of The West Indies, Mona operates the Jamaica Seismograph Network (JSN), the Jamaica Strong Motion Network (JSMN) and a Global Positioning System network, which together measure a range of crustal movements - weak and strong coseismic displacements to very small aseismic strains.

Solar panels at Earthquake Unit
The solar panels that provide alternate power for the central Recording station at Mona

As such we operate the Jamaica Seismograph Network (JSN), the Jamaica Strong Motion Network (JSMN) and a Global Positioning System network, which together measure a range of crustal movements - weak and strong coseismic displacements to very small aseismic strains. Throughout our operations we promote the use of solar energy.

 

 

 

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