Update: Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Strikes St. Mary

By Gavin Riley

Information collected by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has indicated that Sunday’s earthquake occurred in the parish of St. Mary.

According to the USGS, the quake, categorised as ‘light’ with a magnitude of 4.6 was recorded five kilometres south-southwest of Richmond, St. Mary. It had a focal depth of 10 kilometres.

Users of social media platforms Twitter and Facebook reported shaking in neighbouring parishes of Clarendon, St. Catherine, St. Andrew and Kingston.

There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time.

Director of Information and Training at ODPEM Delmaris White told Jamaica Today: “So far we have received reports from most of the parishes but it is still very early. We are utilising social media to get the information out in terms of our usual tips. We are looking out for information from our partners in terms of tsunami alerts etc. So far (2:23 pm) we haven’t had any but we are monitoring the situation and will keep the public advised.”

More details to come.

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