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Moderate quake shakes Jamaica; no damage, injuries

Moderate quake shakes Jamaica; no damage, injuries

A moderate earthquake has rattled Jamaica, causing some panic but no reported damage.
The U.S. Geological Service says the magnitude-4.7 quake on Monday morning was centered about 38 miles (62 kilometers) south of the north coast city of Montego Bay. It had a depth of about 19 miles (31 kilometers).
Panicked shoppers ran into the streets and some people lingered outdoors, fearing aftershocks. Several office buildings were evacuated in the southern capital of Kingston and in Montego Bay.
Office worker Dorothy Hill describes the shaking as "a little frightening."
Raymond Stewart of Jamaica's University of West Indies' earthquake unit says the local agency measured the quake at magnitude-5.0.


Updated : 2021-01-28 11:44 GMT+08:00