Small quakes shake Cayman

Two minor earthquakes wobbled
Cayman on Saturday night.

At 8.38pm a magnitude 4.8
earthquake was registered by the United States Geological Survey. It was of 6.2
miles depth and around 94 miles to the south of George Town
and the same distance south by southwest of Bodden Town

An aftershock of magnitude 4.5 was
then recorded at 10.24pm again at a depth of 6.2 miles and this time it was 85
miles south of George Town and south by southwest of Bodden Town.

So far there have been four minor
quakes this April, with activity on the Oriente Fracture Zone fault line rated
as normal by experts.

The first quake of the month was on
Saturday, 3 April and was of magnitude 4.2. This was followed by a magnitude
5.0 quake on Monday, 5 April.

Largest

The largest quake to hit Cayman
came on Tuesday, 19 January. At 9.23am, a magnitude 5.9 quake rattled Grand Cayman. It struck around 32 miles east-southeast of
Bodden Town at a depth of 6.2 miles. The tremor
lasted around 10 to 15 seconds and although government buildings and some
schools were evacuated, there were no reports of damage to buildings or
injuries.

A sinkhole opened up in front of
apartments at Pirates’ Lair on south sound Road and Owen Roberts
International Airport
evacuated around 30 people temporarily due to the activity.

No injuries or damage have been
reported from the two mild tremors this Saturday.

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