Miami Buildings Evacuated After Huge 7.7 Quake Hits Near Cuba, "Hazardous" Tsunami Possible

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 - 03:23 PM

A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake has been detected between Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday afternoon, reported the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A tsunami warning has been issued for Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cuba.

Beachgoers in Jamaica have tweeted footage of the earthquake, but there are no reports of a tsunami or damage at the moment.

Here is the tsunami threat forecast: 

The earthquake was so powerful that buildings in downtown Miami were evacuated after the shaking. 

More footage from Miami: 

A Twitter user in Jamaica records the moment when the earthquake shook the water out of a resort/private pool. 

Scenes from Cayman, Jamaica, of a possible roadway that was damaged during the massive quake. 

Here's one of the first tweets from the Grand Cayman islands showing damage from the 7.7 earthquake. 

Bay News 9 Weather tweets that "this earthquake epicenter occurred along a "strike-slip fault" located between the North American Plate and Caribbean Plate. This scenario has minimal tsunami threat as land slides horizontally across rather than vertically." 

Check this out! A sinkhole opens up in the Cayman Islands following the earthquake. 

So far with no tsunami damage reported yet, the common theme developing in impacted areas are sinkholes. Here's one in Jamaica: