Did You Know – It’s Earthquake Awareness Month

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management marked the beginning of Earthquake Awareness Month on January 6. This Wordless Wednesday, we share a few photos from The Gleaner‘s archives of the damage done by earthquakes in Jamaica over the past century.

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1957: Earthquake damage to Mount Carey Baptist Church, about a mile from Anchovy, St James.
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1957: The clock tower of the ancient St James Parish Church bears mute testimony of the severity of the earthquake as felt in Montego Bay and other western areas.
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1907: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Duke Street, after the great earthquake struck Kingston.
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1907: Port Royal Street, looking towards the west, after the earthquake.
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1907: The elegantly designed Kingston Parish Church at the corner of King Street, near Parade, was ruined by earthquake.

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