A powerful one earthquake magnitude 7.7 hit the islands of Cuba and Jamaica this Tuesday The tremor occurred 120 kilometers off the coast of Jamaica and 80 from Cuba at 2.10pm local time (20.10 in Madrid) and 10 kilometers deep. Earthquake caused Tsunami International Center initially gave wave warning giant wave in Cuba, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands, the latter farther from the point when land has moved to the Caribbean Sea. "Dangerous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible 300 kilometers from the epicenter of the Jamaican coast … the Cayman Islands and Cuba," the Tsunami International Center reported as soon as the earthquake occurred. Two hours later the alarm went off.
The United States Geological Survey reported that there was no danger of a tsunami due to the earthquake, but he warned of high waves arriving in Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The tremor was reported initially as in size 7.3, but later revised upwards and focused on the sea between Jamaica, Cuba, and the Virgin Islands.
No damage has been reported at this time, although vsome buildings of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, were expelled as a precautionary measure. The tremor was also felt in some Cuban provinces and caused the buildings to be evacuated in Havana, with no immediate damage reported. "The earthquake was evident in several provinces, such as Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Las Tunas (east), Cienfuegos (center), Havana, Pinar del Río and the Special Municipality of Isla de la Juventud (west). referred to some people through social networks, ”the Cubadebate government site said.
Geological Survey of the United States He reported that the quake caused severe tremors in the extreme west of Jamaica and was felt in several small islands in the Caribbean. The US federal agency has detailed that some people in Miami said they feel the vibration.