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7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes between Jamaica and Cuba, one of the strongest on record in Caribbean

One of the strongest earthquakes on record in the Caribbean, 7.7 magnitude, struck about 70 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Minor shaking was felt as far north as Florida, while more moderate shaking was reported in Jamaica.

January 28, 2020

Kingston sitting on a big one - Rupture to newly discovered fault line could trigger 6.9 quake

The complete rupture of a recently discovered fault line in the Kingston Harbour could generate a 5.8 to 6.9 magnitude earthquake, potentially having serious implications for the capital city located less than five kilometres away, according to a recent study.

December 06, 2019

KSAMC carrying out earthquake preparedness drills

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is staging a series of earthquake simulations across the municipality aimed at increasing preparedness and emergency response capabilities among various stakeholders...

March 30, 2019

Earthquake Unit gets $83 million equipment upgrade

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided $83-million worth of equipment to the Earthquake Unit at the University of West Indies (UWI), Mona which is expected to strengthen its ability to monitor and respond to seismic events.

February 26, 2018
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