Earthquake felt in parts of Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaicans on Thursday reported feeling an earthquake in sections of the island.

According to the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, the 4.9 magnitude quake occured about 7:31 pm with its epicentre located approximately 5km west of Hope Bay, Portland.

It had a local depth of 15.3km.

The quake has been reportedly felt in Kingston and St Andrew, Clarendon, St Catherine, St Thomas and Portland, the Unit said.

Residents of St James, St Elizabeth and Manchester have also reported feeling the earthquake.

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