Thank you! A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The region appeared to have avoided major damage and the International Tsunami Information Center said an earlier threat of a tsunami wave had largely passed. It didn't look like it was windy outside, so I couldn't figure out why the building was swaying, but it was," Perez told CBS Miami. The Miami Police Department said , on Twitter, that it was assisting firefighters with reports of vibrations in downtown areas. Earthquake: Magnitude: 6.6 Origin Time: Depth: 4 mi. (Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru and Dave Graham and Lizbeth Diaz in Mexico City; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Rosalba O’Brien). The good news: There’s a window of time for those on the East Coast to evacuate before a mega-tsunami even touches down on land. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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They said some buildings in the Brickell area were evacuated, but there were no reported injuries and there are no road closures. “A tsunami travels as fast as a jet airplane, 400 to 500 miles per hour. There were no initial reports of damage or casualties. A Cayman Islands official said there had been some reports of sinkholes following the quake. Miami-Dade police have confirmed officers responded to the Datran Center in Dadeland just after 2:30 p.m. to investigate reports of the building … The epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake is seen on a map provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. The Great Miami Earthquake of 2012 was extremely dangerous earthquake that cause $1.10 trillion dollars in damage ocouring in the year 2020. 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In Miami’s Brickell financial district, thousands of people streamed out of office buildings into the streets below where police directed traffic as buildings were inspected for any signs of damage. 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The extent of the damage from the earthquake is unclear. ET. There are no initial reports of damage or casualties. 2 Months after the water cleared there was nothing but sand, prymids, and small buildings that were skyscrapers at first. This [mega-tsunami] would be at least 10 times that,” said Mazman. Update: The tsunami threat was lifted this afternoon, … Miami-Dade police have confirmed officers responded to the Datran Center in Dadeland just after 2:30 p.m. to investigate reports of the building shaking. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba, triggering evacuation warnings across the Caribbean and sending office workers fleeing in Miami’s financial district. The quake was felt in Miami and several buildings were being evacuated in the city. January 28, 2020. Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. If a CAT 5 hurricane were to hit Miami, it’s $150 to $200 billion. The quake was felt in Miami and several buildings were being evacuated in the city. By continuing to use our site, you accept our revised Privacy Policy. Later at 12:30 PM everybody felt the ground shaking and stuff falling out of shelves in stores. The quake struck at 2:10 p.m. “Everybody felt it in the top floors,” said Juan Arango, 40, who works for Wells Fargo & Co. “To feel a tremor in Miami is unheard of.”. Be in the know. Angie Watler, a spokeswoman for police on Cayman Brac, the island nearest the epicenter of the quake, said members of the public had reported some damage to buildings and to a swimming pool at the Carib Sands resort on the south of the island. It hit at 2:10 p.m. and the epicenter was 10 kilometers beneath the surface. ", First published on January 28, 2020 / 4:16 PM. A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A CBS Miami chopper flew over buildings as hundreds of people were apparently evacuating into the streets. There were no immediate reports of damage in Jamaica, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. It was centered about 76 miles north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, CBS Miami reported. Thank you! Officials across the region had no initial reports of major damage despite the size of the quake. 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. Tsunami Threat to Miami Passes After Major Earthquake in Caribbean Shakes City. Message: GoM/East Coast Info #1 Issued Tue Jan 07 08:32:27 UTC 2020. The Stephen P. Clark building in downtown Miami has also been closed as a precaution, police said. Then a wall of water 500 feet tall and moving at 500 miles per hour came in and destroyed the rest of the city leaving nothing but small buildings that used to be skyscrapers and leaving pyrmids aswell. The good news: There’s a window of time for those on the East Coast to evacuate before a mega-tsunami even touches down on land. Office buildings were evacuated in the city, as well as in parts of Jamaica. The quake was centered about 6 miles beneath the surface of the water. Required fields are marked *. Workers evacuated the Bank of America building at 701 Brickell Ave. and the nearby Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami, and yellow caution tape blocked re-entry to the BofA tower. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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). Then soon the roads started to collapse and fall deep down into the ground making people fall with it too and cars aswell. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba, triggering evacuation warnings across the Caribbean and sending office workers fleeing in Miami’s financial district. The earthquake was an 11.5 earthquake being the most powerful earthquake in American history and global history beating the Los Angeles 10.5 earthquake and the 1960 Chilean Earthquake which was a 9.5 earthquake. It was not strongly felt in the capital of Havana, according to a Reuters witness. Then soon the earthquake was over for people that survived to escape the city before the tsunami came. Florida man fired a flare gun at teens on another boat, Boat blows up during music video shoot | 13 injured, Kids get the ride of their lives on this Nor-Tech boat, Here’s the full story on that Sarasota Boat Crash (with video), Mysterious 425ft deep “Blue Hole” appears off the Florida Gulf Coast, Finally, an affordable and portable outrigger solution. Ten minutes later, someone in our office said they also felt movement and found a report online of an earthquake," she added. All operations continue on normal schedules. Hypothetical Earthquakes Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Jamaica, Jamaica to charge travellers health insurance fee starting next month, Watch: Beenie, Bounty, Skip Marley, Koffee, and Shenseea bring the vibes to BET Hip Hop Awards, Watch: Man’s racist tirade triggers hostility on JetBlue flight in Jamaica, Watch: Buju Banton calls for an end to mask-wearing as COVID spreads in Jamaica, ‘Who Fi Dead Ago Dead’, 18-year-old Jamaican Sprinter Briana Williams bought her first house in Florida, Usain Bolt shares more adorable photos of daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt. 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). The quake was also felt in several provinces across Cuba, the government said. The tsunami warning was issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center, following an earthquake off Sand Point, Alaska. Please tell us what you liked about it. This [mega-tsunami] would be at least 10 times that,” said Mazman. Nobody moved to the city until it was rebulit and done by 2040 and millions of people moved back again to see a new city nothing they ever seen before with earthquake-proof buildings to withstand up to a 13.5 earthquake the strongest skyscraper ever built. 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. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. An earthquake of Magnitude 7.7 shook the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).