Earthquake Shakes Cayman Islands

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Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A rare earthquake caused light shaking in the Cayman Islands on Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The 4.3-magnitude quake, which struck at around 7:53 AM local time, occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Its epicentre was about 51 kilometres south-southwest of George Town and about 58 kilometres south-southwest of West Bay.

It was about 364 kilometres south-southwest of Trinidad, Cuba.

The quake was felt across the islands chain, with reports of light-to-moderate shaking in George Town and weaker shaking elsewhere.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

 

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