Jamaica earthquake news: Caribbean rocked by two huge tremors near Cuba and Cayman Islands, with buildings evacuated in parts of US

Clark Mindock
Map showing location of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that has been felt in Jamaica and Cuba, among other places: US Geological Survey

Two large earthquake have rocked the Caribbean, after an initial 7.7 magnitude quake struck off the shore of Jamaica, the US Geological Survey says.

The first was enough send tremors that have swayed buildings and sparked evacuations as far as Miami, Florida. Then just under two hours later, a 6.1 magnitude quake hit just off the shorts of the Cayman Islands, where sinkholes and damage had already been seen.

The 7.7 magnitude quake that hit just northwest of Jamaica, and southeast of Cuba. A tsunami warning has meanwhile been issued for Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

One person in Jamaica has told The Independent that it was the "most serious earthquake I've ever felt". Another individual on the island said the tremors lasted "at least a minute".

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