A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Gayle in Jamaica on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -76.9935 West, latitude 18.3099 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 11:45:16 / August 22, 2019 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:45:16 / 6:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70005725. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005725.
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mandeville (c. 47 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Bull Savanna, Morant Bay (min 5000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km SE of Gayle, Jamaica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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