Small earthquake recorded

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake 146 miles southwest of Cayman over the weekend.

The quake, which occurred at a depth of 8.6 miles, was recorded at 6.12 p.m. Saturday night.

“Minor tremors occur fairly frequently in the vicinity of the Cayman Islands due the interaction of the Caribbean and North American plates which run just south of the Cayman Islands,” said Simon Boxall, awareness and communications officer of Hazard Management Cayman Islands.

According to Hazard Management Cayman Islands, the 911 call center received no reports of injuries or damage to structures.

“Most of the tremors are like the 4.2 magnitude event on Saturday, June 8, or the 4.1 magnitude event on March 19: they are either too far away, or not strong enough to generate shaking strong enough for people even to feel them,” said Mr. Boxall.

Great Swan Island, Honduras, was the island closest to the quake’s epicenter, located 85 miles from where the tremor occurred.

Hazard Management offers free earthquake awareness seminars for schools, businesses and government agencies. To arrange a seminar, contact Mr. Boxall at [email protected]

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