5.2 earthquake felt in Jamaica

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 rocked sections of Jamaica on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction to property.

The Earthquake Unit at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake which occurred at 9.35 am (local time) was located offshore, approximately 150 kilometers (km) West of Negril, Westmoreland.

It said that the quake was reportedly felt in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew and had a focal depth of 13.0 km.

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