Earthquakes are part of the history

 There is more damage added to history of Jamaica. On January 29, 2020, a massive earthquake hit a town of Port Royal in Jamaica. The earthquake hit 125 kilometers passing the Dominican Republic.According to, there was a 0.4 tsunami that was recorded in the Cayman Islands in George town but it was not observed in Port Royal Jamaica. A tsunami threat alert was reported on Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after the quake.The quakes came three weeks after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico.But this isn’t the first time this has happened to this small island . In 1692,  there was another earthquake in Port Royal that was worse. Within minutes there was violent shaking, 1500 to 2000 of its inhabitants were killed and an additional three thousand were injured, but after the devastation covered the whole island, thousands more died from their injuries or disease, even big title waves threw a ship from the harbor in the middle of the town of Port Royal. In Kingston, Jamaica on January 14, 1907, the massive earthquake measured an estimated 9.5. After the earthquake, bricks were found on every street, and a fire started. The fire destroyed fifty-six acres of commercial Kingston. The Government Printing office reported that hundreds died, and buildings like churches and banks were destroyed. After that earthquake there was another earthquake that day, at 7 pm, 50 more people were injured and the fire worsened. After this whole scene, it was estimated that 800 to 1000 people passed away and thousands more had been injured. The day after the earthquake, the fire  was still going a little bit, with unclaimed bodies buried or cremated in a pit.


But it, its been two months since another earthquake hit Port Royal, Jamaica. The people in Port Royal are doing fine and so far their town is doing good.