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US military helicopters stop in Cayman en route to Haiti

Four helicopters carrying 49 US military personnel landed in Grand Cayman on Sunday night to refuel and receive other services on a humanitarian relief mission to Haiti.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Haiti, felt in Jamaica

A major earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning could be felt in Jamaica, Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean.

Water Authority focusses on leak detection post earthquake

In the aftermath of the 28 Jan. the Water Authority established a dedicated leak detection crew keeping water flowing in local pipes in the aftermath of natural events like earthquakes.

7.7 magnitude earthquake remembered

Midway through Tuesday, 28 Jan. 2020, the Cayman Islands was rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The quake, which originated at a depth of six miles and lasted for about two minutes, was felt in Cayman, Jamaica and Cuba, according to the United States Geological Survey.

2020 in Photos

Let us take you on a photographic journey of a challenging 2020.

4.4 earthquake 30 miles off Grand Cayman

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has been recorded about 30 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman.

Pair of earthquakes hit Cayman area

A pair of earthquakes struck the Cayman Islands area Tuesday morning, according to the Earthquake+ app. The United States Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 4.9...
Monday's 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 5.7 miles south-south east of East End, Grand Cayman.

Two earthquakes in two days

Cayman experienced two tremors over the past two days.

Small earthquake felt in Grand Cayman

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded Sunday southeast of Grand Cayman at 1:35pm. Hazard Management Cayman Islands wrote that it had received reports of small earthquake tremors and more information would follow.

Bodden Town residents feel minor tremor

A 3.4 magnitude tremor was registered 40 miles south of Bodden Town Wednesday night.

Updated: 4.4 earthquake shakes Cayman

Grand Cayman was rattled by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake on Wednesday evening, which was reportedly felt by residents from the eastern districts to West Bay.

4.4 magnitude tremor felt on Grand Cayman

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 30 miles south of Bodden Town, at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Water Authority quake damages still being assessed

The Water Authority continues to work to determine the full scale of the damage to its infrastructure caused by the 28 Jan. 7.7 magnitude earthquake.

200% increase in 9-1-1 calls following quake

Cayman’s 9-1-1 emergency call centre experienced a 200% increase in calls in the hour following last week’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake, according to officials.

Earthquake’s impact on mental health

While last week’s earthquake left many people shaken, both physically and emotionally, mental health professionals warn that some may have been more affected than others.

AUDIO: Relaxing after the earthquake

Between a 7.7 earthquake, aftershocks and a tsunami scare, islanders may be feeling more anxious than normal. To help readers get back to centre, Compass journalists Kayla Young and Reshma Ragoonath speak with Bliss Yoga instructor Manuella Izaacs on ways to release tension and relax.

Quake aftermath: Hazard Management to review after-hours operations

Hazard Management Cayman Islands has said it will be looking at its after-hours operations, following last week’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake.

Quake aftermath: Lawmakers praise building code

Cayman’s strict building code came in for high praise from lawmakers after minimal damage was recorded following last Tuesday’s earthquake.

Dealing with earthquake anxiety

People who were unnerved and remain anxious about the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook Cayman on Tuesday are being invited to a free event where they can talk together about the impact of the quake.

Earthquake was one of biggest in Caribbean history

The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Cayman on Tuesday afternoon was one of the largest quakes ever recorded in the Caribbean. But what caused the tremor and what elements protected Cayman from more severe impacts?

Premier ‘haunted’ by earthquake reactions

Reactions in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake have demonstrated the need for a massive national public education campaign on how to respond during such...

Water service restored throughout island

Water service has been restored to all customers across Grand Cayman.

Updated: Water still off in some areas

Mary Read Crescent, off South Sound Road, and parts of Windsor Park remain without water service today (Thursday, 30 Jan.).

Mobile emergency response app in works

Work is continuing on the creation of a mobile notification app to assist in sending out critical information to the public in times of emergencies.

Residents urged to stay vigilant after quake

Hazard Management CI officials have urged Cayman Island residents to prepare accordingly for aftershocks.

Tales of the quake: Sister Islands shaken

Sister Islands residents share their stories of Tuesday's earthquake.

Tales of the quake: Sinkholes, jellyfish and diving

The day after the earthquake, landscaper Curtis Bush found himself staring down a sinkhole in West Bay Cemetery, at the edge of which a small gravestone balanced precariously.

7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Cayman

The Cayman Islands and the northern Caribbean were struck by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on Tuesday afternoon.
Sinkholes from earthaquake on Grand Cayman

LIVE UPDATES: Quake Rocks Cayman

An earthquake rocked the Cayman Islands Tuesday afternoon. All three islands experienced the effects of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake believed to have originated 80 miles northeast of George Town, according to Government Information Services.

UPDATED (4pm): Earthquake rocks Cayman

Follow live updates here. UPDATE (6:06pm): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has said flight operations have continued as normal. It confirmed that the airport terminal...

Emergency-alerts upgrade moves to second phase

Government has started its second phase of upgrades to Cayman’s National Emergency Notification System, which includes creating a mobile app for national alerts.

Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes up Cayman

A magnitude 5 earthquake rocked Cayman in the early hours of Monday morning. Residents from East End to George Town and West Bay reported feeling...

Magnitude 5 earthquake felt in Cayman

A magnitude 5 earthquake was felt throughout the Cayman Islands around 1:12am on Monday morning.

Former Cayman residents caught in Indonesia earthquake

Esin Atalay had always taken it for granted that the ground beneath her feet was a solid, steady thing.
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Magnitude 4 earthquake reported in Cayman

An earthquake, measuring 4.0, was reported in the Cayman Islands Sunday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey, which tracks seismic activity, the earthquake occurred offshore, 45 miles southeast of East End, at a depth of 4.3 miles.

EDITORIAL – Quaking in our … er … sandals

When something is happening that involves or may affect Cayman, you can expect the Compass to provide timely, relevant and useful information, in a variety of media.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Emergency alert system proposed

Government is in discussions with cellphone providers over a new emergency alert system that will allow it to send instant messages to all smartphone users in the Cayman Islands.

Earthquake sparks tsunami scare

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honduras Tuesday night triggered a tsunami scare that impacted the Cayman Islands and raised new questions about the islands’ emergency alert capability.

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