A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Buff Bay in Jamaica. Event id: us7000be50. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000be50. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -76.6227 West, latitude 18.2875 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:54:55 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 23:54:55 / August 27, 2020 @ 11:54 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hayes, Runaway Bay, May Pen (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
Did you feel it?
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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NE of Buff Bay, Jamaica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.