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Powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica

Powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica

The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.7 points. There are no reports of casualties yet, but damage to homes has been reported.

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday, January 28.

The epicenter of the seismic event was located at a depth of 10 kilometers 117 kilometers northwest of Lucea in Jamaica. The aftershocks were felt in Cuba as well as in southern Florida. People were evacuated from buildings in Miami.

There are no reports of casualties or damage, but witnesses on social media have reported damage to homes on the island.

There is a possibility of a strong tsunami in the Caribbean region. Tsunami waves are possible along the coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

Recall, on January 24 in eastern Turkey there was a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8. The tremors were also felt in Israel, Iraq and Syria. After the earthquake in Turkey, there were recorded 228 aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 and above.

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According to the latest data, almost 40 people died as a result of the earthquake.

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