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Tsunami warning in Caribbean after 7.7 earthquake

Christian Fernsby |
A tsunami warning was issued for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands after a massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean islands yesterday.

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The quake struck 117 kilometers northwest of the coastal town of Lucea, Jamaica, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed. It was felt from Jamaica to Cuba and Honduras.

The epicenter was located 78 miles north northwest of Lucea and struck at 2.10 p.m. local time. The epicenter was a relatively shallow some 9 kilometers beneath the surface.

It was not immediately clear if there was damage or injuries.

The USGS initially reported a 7.3-magnitude tremor but revised it to 7.7.

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