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Tsunami warning issued after powerful Caribbean earthquake

A tsunami warning has been issued in the Caribbean after a powerful earthquake struck off the coasts of Jamaica and Cuba.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.7 quake, which hit at a depth of 10 kilometres, was recorded at about 11:10 am PST.

Its epicentre was 117 km northwest of Jamaica’s Lucea island and just south of Cuba.

<who> Photo credit: USGS

It was reportedly felt across much of Jamaica.

The International Tsunami Information Center issued a warning about the possibility of “hazardous tsunami waves” within 300 km of the epicenter.



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