Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Jamaica

CNN: A tsunami threat message has been issued by the US National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday near Jamaica.

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 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 was felt as far away as Havana and Miami. Some people in the Cuban capital were evacuating taller buildings.
There are no initial reports of damage or casualties.

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