7.7 Earthquake Magnitude Strikes Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands

A tsunami warning has been issued


A tsunami warning has been issued for some parts of the Caribbean after a huge 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica.

As well as Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba are also at risk.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck off the island’s north west coast, prompting an alert from the US Tsunami Warning Center.

The size of the quake has led to schools in Jamaica, as well as buildings un the US city of Miami – which is nearly 600 miles away – to be evacuated.


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