Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica
HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica.
It hit at 2:10 p.m. (1910 GMT) and the epicenter was a relatively shallow 10 kilometers (6 miles) beneath the surface.
There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The quake could be felt strongly in Santiago, the largest far-eastern Cuban city.
A tsunami warning has been issued by the NWS Tsunami Warning Center following the earthquake.
UPDATE: Tsunami waves reaching 1-3 feet above tide level are possible for some coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica following powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Caribbean Sea, NWS Tsunami Warning Center says. pic.twitter.com/zsLwfFzXPk
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