Category Archives: Earthquakes

Earthquakes strike without warning and are poetentially very destrictive. Learn about this phenomenon and what to do to survive one.


Earthquakes in Jamaica

About 200 earthquakes are located in and around Jamaica per year most of which are minor, having magnitudes less than 4.0. The most seismically active areas are the Blue Mountain block in eastern Jamaica and the Montpelier-Newmarket belt in western Jamaica. Other areas of notable seismicity include the near offshore south-west of Black River on the south coast, and offshore Buff Bay on the north–east coast.