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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 07:15 PM

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Jamaica and is felt as far away as Miami

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Source: CNN

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami.

A tsunami of 0.4 feet was recorded in the Cayman Islands at George Town, but no tsunami was observed at Port Royal, Jamaica, or Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

There were several aftershocks, including one the US Geological Survey said had a magnitude of 6.1.

"Based on all available data, there is no significant tsunami threat from this (6.1) earthquake. However, there is a very small possibility of tsunami waves along coasts located nearest the epicenter," the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/magnitude-77-earthquake-strikes-off-the-coast-of-jamaica-and-is-felt-as-far-away-as-miami/ar-BBZpRsS?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 07:27 PM

1. Wow. That's a big one. Surprised there aren't more reports of damage.

A large portion of Jamaicans live in very lightly constructed homes.

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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 07:36 PM

2. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142425168

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