24 February 2020,   23:49
Powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes between Cuba and Jamaica

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage.

The quake was centered 139 kilometers northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 140 kilometers west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It hit at 2:10 p.m. and the epicenter was a relatively shallow 10 kilometers beneath the surface.