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The Earthquake Unit (EQU) is a Research Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. The EQU serves as Jamaica's hub for earthquake monitoring and seismic research. In addition to the Central Recording Station, the Unit operates the Jamaica Seismograph Network (JSN), the Jamaica Strong Motion Network (JSMN), the Jamaica Educational Seismic Network (JAESN), and a Global Positioning System network, which together measure a range of crustal movements - weak and strong coseismic displacements to very small aseismic strains.
Through operating the Jamaica Seismograph Network and affiliating with other Caribbean and Regional networks, the Earthquake Unit seeks to understand earthquake processes in and around Jamaica, and advise the society about earthquake hazards, thereby encouraging community awareness and the application of mitigative strategies to development.