2004 Cayman Islands earthquake

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2004 Cayman Islands earthquake
Cayman Islands Map.svg
Date December 14, 2004
Magnitude 6.8 ML
Depth 10 km (6.2 mi)
Areas affected Cayman Islands, Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica
Casualties 0

The 2004 Cayman Islands earthquake was a magnitude 6.8 ML earthquake that occurred on 14 December 2004. The epicenter of the earthquake was 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of George Town in the Cayman Islands,[1] where minor damage to buildings was observed.[citation needed] The earthquake was also felt at Bodden Town and West Bay in the Cayman Islands, as well as being felt in parts of Cuba, at Cancun in Mexico and also at Kingston, Jamaica.[1] The earthquake did not cause a tsunami; no fatalities or significant injuries were reported.


  1. ^ a b "Magnitude 6.8 - CAYMAN ISLANDS REGION 2004 December 14 23:20:13 UTC". Significant Earthquakes. United States Geological Survey. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-13.