Earthquake shakes Cayman awake

| 09/12/2019 | 28 Comments
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(CNS): A short earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook many Caymanians awake early Monday. The tremour happened at around 1:15am less than 50 miles off the coast of East End but lasted for only a brief moment, according to those who felt it and posted on social media. It was said by the US Geological Survey to have been just over 6 miles deep and no tsunami warning was issued.

Hazard Management Cayman Islands reported the earthquake on its site, indicating there were not reports of any damage.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How many folk does the top of observation tower hold in the event of a tsunami warning??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where is the government notifications? If this was the real deal we would all be dead!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Don’t wait on Hazard Management. They too busy sharing stories about Community parks on their social media to worry about nonsense like earthquakes.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If the reefs are demolished for the cruise port, you’ll for sure see a tsunami after an earthquake

    • Anonymous says:

      Go to the Cayman Archives please! The entire water front was dug out and trenches many, many years ago! No one died nor complained then so what’s the issue now! Go check out where port authority is now! That was completely dig out and filled! The new port isn’t going to be built like that! Ppl so ignorant

  5. Anonymous says:

    To Anonymous 11:55am. You must be new to Cayman. This little rock is always moving. Every once in a while we get one that people can feel. This is nothing new for us.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I still dead from the first tsunami anyhow. Waiting on my text still.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I hope it shook the lazy lot that don’t want to work, only rob innocent hardworking people, out of their beds!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Don’t rely on CIG to provide an alert, they knock off at 3:30pm and don’t usually wake up until after finishing their patties and reading their newspapers. Get the USGS app or better yet get this all perils app

  9. Anonymous says:

    I felt this one, woke up looked under my bed😂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Just the beginning? One place I worked suddenly had a couple of shocks like this then it all went quiet for several months. Next they were hit by a massive shock that damaged about eight hotels, one of which had to be demolished. All went quiet for another nine years and then the tremors started again but so far no more big ones. And they want to build tower blocks here?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Please don’t my baby know this🙏🏻
    She still thinks it was me that rocked her world last night. ❤️

  12. Anonymous says:

    Sweet 👍


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