Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, tsunami warning issued
The USGS reports a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean sea between Cuba and Jamaica. There’s no word on a possible tsunami.
The epicenter is located 117km northwest of Lucea, Jamaica at a depth of 10 km. That’s almost directly east of the Cayman islands and Montego Bay is located 133 km SE of the epicenter. It was directly on the Cayman Trough, which is part of the Gonave plate.
Update: A tsunami warning has been issued for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. It was initially reported at 7.3 but has been revised to 7.7.
I am grateful for one thing, right now, and that’s protection. The earthquake wasn’t a direct hit on Jamaica, or any other island. I have to boast in the mercy and blessings of God. I work in a building that stores records. We have many shelves with approximately thousands of records above our heads. If that earthquake was a direct hit, no doubt we would have all died.
God is good. Thank you, Daddy for this safekeeping.