Havana (dts news agency) – A strong seaquake occurred between Cuba and Jamaica on Tuesday. Geologists initially stated a strength of 7.3 to 7.7. These values are often corrected later.
The quake occurred at 2:10 p.m. local time about 100 kilometers from the south coast of Cuba and the north coast of Jamaica. On the one hand, there is a danger of tsunami in the region, on the other hand, the quake can also have an impact on the mainland. There were initially no reports of damage or victims. There are about 18 earthquakes of this magnitude each year worldwide. Heavy damage to buildings occurs regularly.