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Earthquake Rocks Jamaica – PM Appeals For Calm

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An earthquake with an estimated 5.6 magnitude rocked Jamaica Monday morning at about 10:57 am, prompting an appeal for calm from Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Holness disclosed shortly after the quake that preliminary reports indicated minor damage.

“We are taking all precautions,” the PM stated, adding that the country had activated all the necessary protocols.

“At this point, I want to say to all Jamaicans, remain calm,” Holness said.

He explained the likelihood of aftershocks.

“So you want to be in a safe place. That safe place may outside until you have conducted an assessment of the building and you have determined it is safe to reenter,” Holness stated.

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