Tag: earthquake

Jamaica

Earthquake Shakes Up Jamaica

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook several parishes in Jamaica yesterday. It was felt in the morning at about 7:28. The Earthquake Unit says the epicenter was located approximately eight kilometers east of Mile Gully in Manchester, a parish located in the center of the southern half of the island. The earthquake had a focal depth of 24 kilometers. According to […]

POLITICS

Earthquake Shook Caribbean Islands

Several Caribbean islands were jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2, according to the Trinidad & Tobago-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC). Another quake later followed the first shock with a magnitude of 4.7. The earthquake reportedly was felt in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, among other Caribbean territories. It was the fourth recorded earthquake in the Eastern […]

Jamaica

McKenzie — Government Will Act To Preserve And Protect Human Life

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will exercise provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act, in the interest of public safety. The Act is intended to empower designated personnel, known as Authorized Officers, to take certain action in areas declared vulnerable or disaster zones. Speaking at the recent launch of the Office of […]