A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the coast of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea, resulting in a possible tsunami threat, according to CNN and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The U.S. National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a threat of tsunami waves reaching approximately 0.3 to one meter, or around one to three feet above the tide level for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands.

The quake reportedly struck Northwest of Lucea, a coastal town and the capital of Hanover parish. 

Reports are emerging of cities as far away as Miami feeling buildings shake, and CNN reports some individuals in taller buildings in Cuba were evacuated.

No damages or casualties are yet reported. 


Published on Jan 28, 2020