A tsunami threat message has been issued by the US National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday near Jamaica.
According to CNN the weather service said there is a threat of tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter (about 1 to 3 feet) above tide level for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and the Cayman Islands.
The quake hit 125 kilometers (77.6 miles) north-northwest of Lucea in Jamaica.
The earthquake was felt as far away as Havana and Miami. Some people in the Cuban capital were evacuating taller buildings.
There are no initial reports of damage or casualties.