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4.1 Magnitude earthquake shakes near St. Elizabeth

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale shook sections of Jamaica on Monday (July 13) .

The earthquake is the third quake to rattle the island in a matter of weeks, with the country having recorded a 3.5 magnitude earthquake on June 26 and a 4.0 magnitude quake on June 14.

Monday’s quake was confirmed by the University of the West Indies’ Earthquake Unit.

According to the unit, the earthquake’s epicenter was 10 km northwest of Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth  with a focal debt of 18.7km.

The earthquake which occurred at 9:02 am was felt in St Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon  and as far away as  Kingston and St. Andrew.

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