A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Buff Bay in Jamaica on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -76.6569 West, latitude 18.2101 North, depth = 20.23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.23 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbs6. Unique identifier: us2000dbs6. The temblor was detected at 13:53:25 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 18:53:25 / March 3, 2018 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porus, Runaway Bay, Lionel Town. Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Old Harbour (c. 26 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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