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Massive 7.7 Earthquake Impacts Jamaica and Cuba; Tsunami Warning Issued for Jamaica

  • Staff Consortium
  • January 28, 2020

JAMAICA — A massive earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 (emergency services had first reported a preliminary magnitude of 7.3) has impacted the waters between Jamaica and Cuba, according multiple emergency services, including the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.  According to VI Consortium reporter in Jamaica, Deandra Goss, schools and work places have been evacuated and a tsunami warning has been issued. The earthquake was felt island-wide, she said. The following parameters are based on a preliminary rapid assessment of the earthquake and changes may occur, VITEMA said. Here's what we know so far: * Magnitude 7.7 * Origin Time 3:10 p.m. Ast Jan 28 2020 * Coordinates 19.3 North 78.8 West * Depth 6 Miles / 10 Km * Location Cuba Region   This is a developing story...