Strong earthquake raises fears of tsunami

Buildings were evacuated in the Cayman Islands as a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 triggered fears of a tsunami in the British Overseas territory, Cuba and Jamaica.

The USGS reported that the quake occurred at 14.10 pm (local time) at a depth of 10 kilometers (km).

It said the epicentre was located latitude / longitude: 19.315°N / 78.814°W of the Cayman Islands.

Residents on the Cayman Islands said that buildings have been evacuated with one person telling the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) “my office complex evacuated”.

(More details to follow)


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