AAJ | Climate Change


According to Dr. Lyndon Brown et al, the fault in the northeast corner of the harbor is active. It was revealed that reactivation of this or an adjacent fault beneath Long Mountain represents a potentially serious geohazard, as this fault extends through densely populated neighborhoods and industrial areas that rest on alluvium. From previous observations of the 1692 and 1907 earthquakes suggest liquefaction may occur along the Palisadoes during the next large earthquake near Kingston, and that this may make Norman Manley International Airport inaccessible by land.

Fault Line going through Kingston Harbour