posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:50 PM
Yes, A major Quake on the Island would be Devastating to many areas, from Shantytown to Trenchtown and all other poverty stricken areas, to even the
higher class areas. The construction techniques used in all the building on the island are not designed for Quakes.
A quake of that magnitude would be a major blow to the local infrastructure and economy. There has been a good amount of Geological research on the
Island. Much of the Coastal areas would be devastated in a quake due to Liquefaction of the loose soils as well as the Morass swamps. The Interior of
the island is primarily composed of Limestone and vary old Metamorphic rocks. There would also most likely be many sink holes due to many natural
formations of Caverns and caves throughout the island as well.
As far as a Major Tsunami reaching the east and southern coast of the states, it is a possibility as Jamaica does sit near the Caribbean / North
America Plate Boundary.
In the time i Spent in various areas on the island during my stay there as a sound engineer, I would have to say there would be many losses of life in
a quake of that magnitude.
It would certainly be a sad day if it were to ever occur.
Hope my Input helped.
edit on 6-4-2013 by Pegasus2000 because: spelling