Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Jamaica and Cuba

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An earthquake that triggered a tsunami warning struck 125 kilometres off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday.

The US Geological Survey reported the magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea close to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Cuba. Reports say the earthquake was felt as far away as Miami.

There have been no reports of casualties or heavy damages, with the risk of tsunami having passed.

A warning had been issued by the US Tsunami Warning System shortly after the earthquake struck at 7:10pm (local time) at a depth of 10 kilometres in the Cuba Region.

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

Several aftershocks followed the initial earthquake, including a magnitude 6.1 that struck 57 kilometres south east of East, Cayman Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

Doctor Enrique Arango Arias, head of Cuba’s National Seismological Service, told state media there had been no serious damage or injuries reported, as reported by TIME.

Governor Carlos Joaquín González of Mexico’s Quintana Roo, which is home to Cancun, Tulum and other popular beach resorts, said the earthquake had been felt in multiple parts of the Caribbean state but there were no early reports of damage or injuries.

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