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Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Jamaica

A tsunami warning is in effect in Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands following a massive 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean and was felt as far away as Miami.

The quake struck at 2.10pm EST in the Caribbean Sea to the south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica, according to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Update: The tsunami threat was lifted this afternoon, one hour after the quake following two 4.7-magnitude aftershocks.

The extent of the damage from the earthquake is unclear. There are no initial reports of damage or casualties.

Its epicenter was about 72 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, and 87 miles southwest of Niquero, Cuba, at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said waves up to 3.5-feet high are possible along the coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

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