4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Jamaica

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The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies says it recorded a minor earthquake this morning.

The quake measured a 4.2 on the Richter Scale.

According to the Earthquake Unit, the quake was felt about 6:45 this morning.

It says the quakes epicentre was located at the St. Ann – St. Catherine boarder, close to Guys Hill, St. Catherine.

The Earthquake Unit says the quake could be felt in Manchester, St. Catherine and St. Mary.

Many people have taken to social media to say they’ve also felt the earthquake in Kingston and St. Andrew.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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