stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados


Earthquake Rocks Jamaica – PM Appeals For Calm


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.

Please note that comments are moderated. When commenting, please remember: 1) be respectful of all, 2) don't make accusations or post anything that is unverified, 3) don't include foul language, 4) limit links, 5) use words, not volume, and 6) don't add promotional content. Comments that do not meet the above criteria or adhere to our "Commenting Policy" will not be published.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Want News Alerts on Your Mobile Device? Join Our WhatsApp ChannelJoin
+ +
Send this to a friend