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Monday, Feb 17, 2020

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Jamaica & Cuba

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Jamaica & Cuba

A strong earthquake struck between Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday afternoon. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to reports from the Weather Channel, the earthquake caused very strong to severe shaking in far western Jamaica, capable of moderate to heavy damage, the USGS said. It also said moderate shaking was felt on Grand Cayman Island.

The quake struck at 2:10 p.m. EST about 75 miles off the northwest tip of Jamaica and 50 miles off of southeastern Cuba. It was about 6 miles deep, USGS said.

The USGS received reports from people in Miami saying they felt the quake.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

This is a developing news story.

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