BREAKING: Tsunami warning is issued for Jamaica and Cuba after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes in the Caribbean

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake was reported in the Caribbean at 2.10pm EST
The epicenter was 72 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, at a depth of 6.2 miles

By MEGAN SHEETS
DAILYMAIL.COM
28 January 2020

A tsunami warning is in effect in Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands following a massive 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean.

The quake struck at 2.10pm EST, its epicenter about 72 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, and at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said waves up to 3.5-feet high are possible along the coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

There are widespread reports of people feeling the tremor throughout Jamaica and Cuba, where building evacuations are underway. No damage or injuries have been reported.

If the magnitude of 7.7 is confirmed, it would be the largest since an 8.0 quake in Peru that killed two people and injured 30 last May.

This is a developing story.

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