The first images of the 7.7 earthquake that was felt in the Caribbean, specifically in the islands of Jamaica and Cuba, emerge. The event was recorded just passed 2pm and it raised fears of a dangerous tsunami.
TeleSur reported that the head of Cuban National Seismological Service, Dr. Enrique Arango Arias, clarified there is no danger of tsunami for Cuba.
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) January 28, 2020
PRIMERAS IMÁGENES: Así se sintió el terremoto de 7,7 que sacudió Jamaica
— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) January 28, 2020
Other cities like Miami in the US and some in Mexico also reported being affected by the earthquake that struck the Caribbean basin on Tuesday afternoon.
Así se sintió el sismo en Jamaica 🙏 pic.twitter.com/DAL7VVZvwQ
— Alicia ✌ (@VillaGuajardo) January 28, 2020
The earthquake was originally rated a 7.3 by the U.S. Geological Survey but was later upgraded to a 7.7. The epicenter of the earthquake was 78 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, and was shallow with a depth of 6.2 miles.
This is from the Grand Cayman Island as a 7.7 earthquake occurred off the coasts of Cuba and Jamaica. (Via Jaiden Martin Sins on Facebook) pic.twitter.com/Wxtr8xMkX5
— Chad (@ChadBlue_) January 28, 2020
File under "what not to do during an earthquake" https://t.co/QH2KGCPvvK
— Jascha Polet (@CPPGeophysics) January 29, 2020