Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Hits Cuba, Jamaica (First Videos)

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.

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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.

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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.


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