7.7 Mag Earthquake Hits Caribbean– Shaking Felt in Miami– Tsunami Warning Issued For Cuba, Jamaica and also Cayman Islands
A large 7.7 size earthquake struck the sea simply southern of Cuba on Tuesday, triggering a tidal wave caution for Cuba, Jamaica and also the Cayman Islands.
The quake was felt in Miami, triggering individuals to leave from structures.
“I was sitting at my desk in Aventura, I felt motion similar to feeling light-headed,” claimed someone that felt his structure shake, yet really did not intend to be recognized. He informed CBSMiami com, “It didn’t stop, and my coworker asked if the building was moving. It lasted for another 20 seconds as we walked toward the stairwell.”
An effective size 7.7 earthquake struck in the sea south of Cuba on Tuesday, activating a tidal wave caution for Cuba, Jamaica and also the Cayman Islands, the UNITED STATE Geological Survey (USGS) and also the International Tsunami Information Center claimed.
The center of the quake, at first reported as size 7.3 prior to being updated, was in between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and also Cuba, at a superficial deepness of 6.2 miles (10 kilometres).
The quake was not highly felt in the Cuban resources of Havana or in Kingston, Jamaica, according to Reuters witnesses.
Meanwhile, Mikhail Campbell, a cops media connections police officer in the Cayman Islands, claimed he was not promptly knowledgeable about any kind of records of severe damages.
Tsunami cautions were swiftly released.
“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Jamaica… Cayman Islands and Cuba,” the International Tsunami Information Center claimed.
There are no first records of casualties, nevertheless, there are records of fractured roadways in the Cayman Islands.