A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Alexandria in Jamaica. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.338 West, latitude 18.2568 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:09 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 12:28:09 / August 26, 2020 @ 12:28 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bd5r. Unique identifier: us7000bd5r. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port Antonio, Yallahs, Lucea (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Montego Bay (c. 82 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mandeville (c. 47 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 SSE of Alexandria, Jamaica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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