Earthquake shakes things up in early hours

| 26/11/2010

(CNS): A small earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook things up near the Cayman Islands early this morning. The quake occurred a little after 1:00am with an epicentre some 35 miles SSW of George Town, Grand Cayman (18.859°N, 81.588°W). The USGS earthquake centre stated that it occurred at a depth of around 6 miles. The Cayman Islands Hazard Management confirmed that there have been no reports of damage and the USGS said there was no tsunami threat. Although Cayman experiences quakes from time to time the last time the earth moved notably was in January when a number of sinkholes also appeared in the South Sound area.

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