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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Earthquake rages in Jamaica

Earthquake rages in Jamaica, powerful intensity 7.7

Kingston: The earthquake was felt in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has been reported by the news agency ANI that the earthquake shook the vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond.  According to the USGS, the earthquake was rated at 7.7 on the Richter scale.  While another 6.1 magnitude tremor was felt on the Richter scale once again late in the Cayman Islands.  Seeing the intensity of these earthquakes, US scientists have expressed the possibility of a dangerous tsunami in the coastal region.

Experts say that the first earthquake occurred at around 7:10 pm local time on Tuesday.  Its center was at a depth of 10 kilometers below the coastal city of Lucia.  The earthquake was centered 140 kilometers northwest of Montego Bay and Jamaica, and 140 kilometers west-south of Nicervo, Cuba.  A tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in the coastal area of ​​Jamaica.  The warning states that tsunami waves may be about one meter higher than the level of tidal waves rising in the area.  The impact of the tsunami can be seen in Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and the Cayman Islands.

At the same time, information has been received that at present no report of any kind of damage or loss has been revealed.  Another media report quoted Belkis Guerrero, who works at the Catholic Cultural Center in Santiago, as saying that earthquake tremors were felt even in the largest city in Cuba.

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