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Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Strikes Near Hope Bay, Jamaica

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck in Hope Bay, Jamaica.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck near Hope Bay, Jamaica, as reported by the US Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake happened at 10 kilometers, indicating its location beneath the Earth’s surface.

No Immediate Reports of Serious Damage:

As of now, there have been no immediate reports of serious damage resulting from the earthquake. The situation is being closely monitored for any potential impact.

Prime Minister’s Response:

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, took to social media to express his hope that everyone was safe following the earthquake. 

He acknowledged reports of intense shaking in parts of the country but did not indicate any signs of significant damage.

Initial Measurement Discrepancy:

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) initially measured the earthquake at a magnitude of 5.7, highlighting the variation in earthquake magnitude assessments by different monitoring organizations.

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