Jamaica earthquake today mapped: Where did HUGE 7.7 quake hit? Latest updates


A high earthquake of magnitude-7.7 struck south of Cuba on Tuesday. The earthquake has triggered a tsunami waves warning for Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islets, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the International Tsunami Information Center.

Where did Jumbo 7.7 quake hit?

The massive earthquake was initially reported as a magnitude-7.3 in front being upgraded to a magnitude-7.7

The epicentre was in the sea between Jamaica, the Cayman Aits and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).

According to the USGS the earthquake walk out of in the ocean 77 miles (125km) north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica.

It was focused  86 miles (139km) north-west of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 87 miles (140km) west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba.

It hit at 2.10pm neighbouring time (7.10pm GMT) and now the Cayman Islands disaster management agency has cautioned residents in coastal and low-lying areas to “evacuate vertically” as a precaution persevering the quake.

A statement from the International Tsunami Information Center about: “Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicentre along the littorals of Jamaica… Cayman Islands and Cuba.”

A tsunami warning of up to three feet has been issued for Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman Atolls and Jamaica.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The proficiency could be felt strongly in Santiago, the largest far-eastern Cuban conurbation, according to those in the area.

Belkis Guerrero who works in a Catholic cultural pivot in Santiago said: “We were all sitting and we felt the chairs move.

“We gathered the noise of everything moving around.”

Ms Guerrero said there was no outward damage in the heart of the colonial city.

She added: “It felt very hard-working but it doesn’t look like anything happened.”

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