Pow­er­ful quake hits be­tween Cuba, Ja­maica

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HA­VANA (AP) — 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 86 miles north­west of Mon­tego Bay, Ja­maica, and 87 miles 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 six miles be­neath the sur­face.

Dr. En­rique Arango Arias, head of Cuba’s Na­tional Seis­mo­log­i­cal Ser­vice, told state me­dia that there had been no se­ri­ous dam­age or in­juries re­ported.

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