Jamaica Rattled by Minor Quake

A minor earthquake rattled sections of the island Sunday night.

According to the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, the epicentre of the 3.9 magnitude quake was located 10 kilometres west of Moore Town, Portland.

It had a focal depth of nine kilometres and was reportedly felt in St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew.

The quake, which ocurred at 9:29 pm, is the third tremor to hit the island in just over a month.

On September 3, a 5.2 magnitude quake hit offshore, approximately 150km West of Negril, Westmoreland and was felt in Kingston and St Andrew.

Then on September 16, what the Earthquake Unit described as a “light” 4.6 magnitude quake shook sections of the Corporate Area and St Catherine.

Yesterday’s quake struck about six hours after northern Haiti was rocked by a 5.2 magnitude aftershock, which followed Saturday night’s powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake that left at least 12 people dead and 188 injured at the same location.