Jamaica rocked by three earthquakes in four days

In four days, Jamaica has been rocked by three earthquakes that were felt in several parishes across the island.

The first of the three occurred on Wednesday, August 26, at 7:28 a.m. The epicentre of the magnitude 4.8 quake was located at approximately eight miles east of Mile Gully in Manchester.

The following day, August 27, Jamaica again felt a tremor at about 6:55 p.m. That magnitude 3.9 quake was located approximately 8km south of Hope Bay, Portland.

On Saturday, August 29, the Earthquake Unit confirmed another one. The magnitude 3.1 tremor occurred at 1 a.m. The epicentre was located near Kitson Town, St Catherine, with a focal depth of 21km.