Earthquakes felt in Jamaica, Trinidad

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reports are that an earth tremor shook sections of western Jamaica early this morning.

The tremor was felt in Westmoreland at 6:10am and lasted for approximately three seconds. There were also reports of it being felt in other sections of the island.

There were no reports of damage related to the tremor.

Meanwhile, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 and depth of 110 km was confirmed in Trinidad early this morning.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake occurred at 1:27 (local time).

The quake occurred north of the Paria Peninsula in Trinidad.

It’s reported that the tremor was also felt in Grenada.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Bush Lot teen commits suicide

  2. US missionary, tourist fined, ordered deported for immigration breaches

  3. Sophia woman planned to smuggle grenade to Bartica massacre convict – court hears

  4. Alleged mastermind in Tain execution turns herself over to police

  5. Court of Appeal upholds Justice Chang’s third term ruling in split decision

  6. Hung jury frees accused in rape of girl, 13

  7. Bleak start to Mash Day

  8. New Thriving Restaurant owed GPL over $90m at end of 2015 –audit

  9. Third term case for CCJ


Recommended For You