ODPEM Releases ‘Felt Report’ For 4.6 Magnitude Sunday Quake

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

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