Cayman feels small quake

Several
reports of a ground tremor were made from all around the George Town area at
just after 11am Monday.

What was later determined to be a small earthquake measured at 4.6-magnitude, 25 miles south of
George Town at a depth of 6.1 miles, according to the US Geological Survey
National Earthquake Information Center.

Shakes
were felt at the downtown offices of Ritch and Connolly, UBS and in Elizabethan
Square, but no serious damage was reported.

There
were initial reports of one downtown office building being evacuated. Employees at other George Town office buildings were seen outside their offices immediately after the quake. 

The
Hazard Management Cayman Islands Office confirmed that it had detected what
appeared to be a tremor on the seismograph at 11.05am local time. There were no reports of any damage.

 

 

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