Tremor felt in Black River, St Elizabeth Jamaica last night

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Preliminary reports from the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, indicate that a minor quake was felt on the island last night at 8:32 pm.

According to the report, the earthquake had a magnitude of 3.4 and its epicentre was located approximately three kilometres south of Black River with a shallow focal depth.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management in releasing a report from the Earthquake Unit said that it has not received any reports of damage.

Last night’s quake followed a light 4.6 magnitude quake on September 16 that was felt across the Corporate Area, St Catherine and Clarendon and as far away as Falmouth in Trelawny and St Ann.

That tremor occurred at 1:47 in the afternoon and had a focal depth of 23.1 kilometres.