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Magnitude 7.7. quake hits western Carribean

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit the western Carribean early Wednesday morning (Manila time), Reuters reported.
The strong temblor triggered evacuations from buildings across the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and downtown Miami in USA.
As of posting time, there are no reports of significant damage in the area.
The quake’s epicenter was in the sea between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles or 10 kilometers.
Meanwhile, the International Tsunami Information Center said the threat of a tsunami wave has passed but minor sea-level fluctuations up to 1 foot (30 cm) were still possible.

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