Earthquake of mag 7.7 shakes Caribbean; felt in Miami

Earthquake of mag 7.7 shakes Caribbean; felt in Miami
Epicenter of magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Caribbean on 28 Jan 2020. USGS map

[Ed. – A tsunami warning was issued for the immediate surrounding areas, including Mexico.  The surge height is predicted as 3 feet.  There have been an awful lot of (worldwide) earthquakes of mag 5 or greater in the last several days.]

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the sea south of Cuba on Tuesday, triggering warnings of “hazardous” tsunami waves up to a meter (3 feet) high for Cuba, Jamaica, and west to Mexico and Central America, but there were no initial reports of major damage.

The epicenter of the quake was between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).

The quake was felt in several provinces across Cuba, the government said. It was not strongly felt in the capital of Havana, according to a Reuters witness.

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Mikhail Campbell, a police media relations officer in the Cayman Islands, said he was not immediately aware of any initial reports of serious damage.

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