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7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Jamaica; Felt in Miami

A powerful earthquake has struck of the coast of Jamaica and Cuba and was felt as far as Miami, United States of America, today, January 28, 2020. Photo: CNN
KINGSTON, Jamaica- A powerful earthquake has struck of the coast of Jamaica and Cuba and was felt as far as Miami, United States of America, today, January 28, 2020.

The quake was recorded at a magnitude of 7.7, triggering a tsunami warning in Jamaica but was lifted shortly after.

A tsunami of 0.4 feet was recorded in the Cayman Islands at George Town, but no tsunami was observed at Port Royal, Jamaica, or Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

The earthquake struck about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami.

People in Miami, 440 miles from the epicenter, felt the shaking.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake had a preliminary depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).

The quake hit 125 kilometers (77.6 miles) north-northwest of Lucea in Jamaica.

The earthquake also was felt as far away as Havana. Some people in the Cuban capital were evacuating taller buildings. Cuba's state media reported the earthquake was felt across the island in Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Las Tunas, Cienfuegos, Pinar del Río, Havana and the Isle of Youth.

There are no initial reports of damage or casualties.

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