Powerful Earthquake Strikes Caribbean, But No Reports Of Injuries Or Damage


    A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica, Cuba and the Caymans on Tuesday, startling people as far away as Miami and prompting official tsunami alerts for a large area of the Caribbean that were later withdrawn. The quake, initially reported as 7.3-magnitude before being upgraded, was centered 86 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 87 miles west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba, at a depth of just 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck at 2:10 p.m. ET. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, but social media was flooded with posts of photos and video from people documenting the event. In the Cayman Islands, video showed damaged streets and sinkholes opened up by the violent shaking. A tsunami alert was issued for a wide swath of the Caribbean. However, it was later cancelled. Knolly Moses, an ad executive in Jamaica told NPR that the quake was long and strong, with the walls of his office rippling. “This one was


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