A major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 117 kilometers (73 miles) from Lucea in Jamaica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 7.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:10:23 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pt20028001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20028001. Exact location, longitude -78.814° West, latitude 19.315° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 19:10:23 / January 28, 2020 @ 7:10 pm.
The epicenter was 133 km (83 miles) from Montego Bay (c. 82 900 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Savanna-la-Mar (c. 16 600 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Lucea (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Savanna-la-Mar, Montego Bay, Lucea (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 117 km NW of Lucea, Jamaica.
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