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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 9:54
Earthquake shakes Caribbean Sea, tsunami warnings issued
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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook the Caribbean Sea early last night (Jan. 09) with hazardous tsunami waves possible.

The earthquake occurred west of Jamaica at a depth of just 6.2 miles (10 km).

According to the National Tsunami Warning Center, hazardous tsunami waves are possible within 1,000 km of the quake's epicenter.

Tsunami waves up to 3.3 feet above tide level are possible for some coasts of Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras and Cayman Islands, according to the NTWC.

Hazardous tsunami waves up to 1 foot are possible for Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Island, and the British Virgin Islands.

People near the coast are requested to seek higher ground immediately.

No tsunami is expected along the United States' Gulf and East Coasts. 



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