On October 30, 2023, at 10:57 AM, Jamaica felt the ground shake as a moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck! The epicenter was located approximately 10km south of Buff Bay, Portland, according to the UWI Mona Earthquake Unit.
This event marks the 8th earthquake experienced in Jamaica in 2023, highlighting the importance of preparedness and awareness. Let’s stay safe, informed, and connected during these natural occurrences.
Take a look at the map below, created by MGI, which displays the locations of the epicenters of these earthquakes. Stay vigilant, Jamaica!