A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Richmond in Jamaica. The temblor was reported at 13:46:55 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfin. Id of event: us2000hfin. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 18:46:55 / September 16, 2018 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.9178 West, latitude 18.2008 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mandeville (c. 47 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bull Savanna, Mandeville, Morant Bay. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Richmond, Jamaica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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