Cayman Islands Earthquake

January 19, 2010 by USA Post 

Cayman Islands Earthquake:Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (AHN) – The Cayman Islands was rocked by a 5.8 earthquake Tuesday morning. According to reports the temblor only lasted a few seconds and originated near Grand Cayman.

Early reports say the quake occurred just six miles below the surface of the earth and hit a little after 9:20 a.m. Telephone lines appear to have been affected throughout the region’s islands.

Tuesday’s quake comes a week after Haiti suffered a devastating 7.0 earthquake. The last earthquake to hit the Caymans was in December 2004.

The Cayman Islands are located just south of Cuba.

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