20 Oct 2016, Gleaner, the
With Jamaica at perennial risk of a devastating tremor, the Earthquake Unit is improving the island's planning capabilities through the installation of 40 accelerometers - used to measure seismic energy - at schools and hospitals, among other key public buildings. An additional nine accelerometers are to be installed at seismic stations currently operated by the unit.
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