Minor Earthquake Shakes Jamaica


Above: a graphic of the quake (USGS)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A minor earthquake caused light shaking in Eastern Jamaica early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological survey.

The 3.3-magnitude quake, which occurred at around 12:34 AM local time.

Its epicentre was around 13 kilometres southeast of Port Royal, and about 15 kilometres south-southeast of Kingston.

It struck at a depth of 15.5 kilometres, according to the USGS.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.