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Tsunami warning issued for Jamaica and Cuba after 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Caribbean

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

  • 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

A tsunami warning is in effect in Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Caribbean on Tuesday. 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert for islands near the earthquake’s epicenter – about 72 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. 

The quake struck at 2.10pm EST, according to the US Geological Survey.  

There are widespread reports of people feeling the tremor throughout Jamaica and building evacuations are underway.   

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.  

A tsunami warning is in effect in Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Caribbean on Tuesday

 



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