Caribbean Earthquake Felt in West Palm

Tim Malloy  |  Our Environment  |  Our Weather  |  January 29, 2020

Buildings in South Florida were evacuated Tuesday after a powerful 7.7 earthquake hit in the Caribbean Sea shaking buildings as far as Florida’s east coast. Some high rise buildings in Miami were said to have briefly swayed.

The magnitude 7.7 quake was detected between Cuba and Jamaica around 2:10 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It emanated from 6.2 miles below the ocean floor , a relatively shallow depth.

According to the USGS website that tracks earthquake tremors, people reported shaking from West Palm Beach down to The Florida Keys.

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