Major earthquake strikes Caribbean

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28 Jan 2020 4:11 PM
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Caribbean Sea on Monday, striking about 80 miles northwest of the country of Jamaica. Here's a look at where exactly this earthquake took place, roughly in between Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1222244236034072576?s=20 Strong shaking was reported in the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and as far away as south Florida. The earthquake struck shortly after 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday. There were also reports that buildings in downtown Miami, Florida were being evacuated due to the earthquake. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1222259299910467584?s=20 https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1222254060348174339?s=20 https://twitter.com/abuvthefold/status/1222240991815573504?s=20 After an initial "alert" from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, any threat for a possible Caribbean tsunami was discontinued on Tuesday evening. Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted earlier on Tuesday that the motion of the earthquake made the risk of a tsunami "low". https://twitter.com/DrLucyJones/status/1222243393847169024?s=20 Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this.  
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