A severe earthquake in the Caribbean was felt as far as the American city of Miami and caused panic in the Cayman Islands. The quake took place south of Cuba and west of Jamaica and had a magnitude of 7.7 at a depth of 10 kilometers. The damage is small, there were no casualties.
After the quake, a tsunami warning was issued for Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Waves of up to 1 meter high were warned. The warning was subsequently withdrawn.
The Cayman Islands government has called on residents of coastal areas to evacuate as a precaution. A government spokesperson says there are reports of zinc holes on the island.
There are no messages about victims yet. The quake was clearly felt in the Jamaican capital Kingston. The quake was also felt in the Cuban capital Havana, but also in the American city of Miami.
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