(UnitedVoice.com) – Shortly after 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake occurred between Cuba and Jamaica. This is the strongest recorded earthquake in the region since 1900.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 28, 2020
Evacuations were ordered in the areas most heavily affected by the quake. Miami Tower, a 47-story building, was evacuated in the event of a worst-case scenario. Avid social media users recorded and shared their experiences from different vantage points.
— kendrabradia (@kendrabradia) January 28, 2020
This is from the Grand Cayman Island as a 7.7 earthquake occurred off the coasts of Cuba and Jamaica. (Via Jaiden Martin Sins on Facebook) pic.twitter.com/Wxtr8xMkX5
— Chad (@ChadBlue_) January 28, 2020
Residents of Miami, Florida also reported some shaking, though not as severe as the regions closer to the epicenter. The quake had the potential to cause moderate to heavy damage in western Jamaica and some damage to the Cayman Islands. Initial reports from the Cayman Islands state that some roads and sewer pipes were cracked open.
Warnings about tsunami waves reaching 1 to 3 feet in height also went out, with Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Belize, Honduras and Mexico at risk.
So far there seem to be no injuries or deaths.
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