The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) reports that Sunday afternoon’s moderate earthquake was felt as far west as St. Elizabeth.
The ODPEM, in its comprehensive report – compiled by the agency’s Mitigation, Planning and Research Division brings the number of parishes with ‘felt reports’ (highlighted in red) to eight: St. Elizabeth, Clarendon, Trelawny, St. Catherine, St. Mary, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Ann and St. Thomas.
The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona recorded the magnitude 4.6 quake at 1: 47 p.m, on Sunday, September 16.
The tremor, with an epicentre located approximately four kilometres east of Angels, in St. Catherine had a focal depth of 23.1 kilometres.
There are no reports of property damage or injuries at this time.
By Gavin Riley