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Jamaica's Seismicity

About 200 earthquakes are located in and around Jamaica per year - most of which are minor, having magnitudes less than 4.0. The most seismically active areas are the Blue Mountain block in eastern Jamaica, and the Montpelier-Newmarket belt in western Jamaica. Other areas of notable seismicity include the near offshore south-west of Black River on the south coast, and offshore Buff Bay on the north–east coast.

Local Regional Seismicity for Jamaica 2010-2020

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