Parts of the island woke up to tremors this morning after an earthquake measuring 4.2 magnitude on the richter scale was felt at about 6:42 am.

The quake lasted for approximately five to ten seconds and was registered in Gayle, St. Mary.

Karlene Blake, scientific officer at the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus says the impact of the quake will vary based on the distance from the epicenter. 

While there have been no reported injuries, Ms. Blake says it is not uncommon to have earthquake of this magnitude but warned that earthquake measuring 5 and above magnitude will do damage.