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Breaking news : 7.6 magnitude earthquake shakes the Caribbean Sea, tsunami advisories issued

Jan 10. 2018
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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit the Caribbean Sea early Tuesday night with hazardous tsunami waves possible. The earthquake occurred west of Jamaica at a depth of just 10 km.

According to the US Tsunami Warning Center, hazardous tsunami waves are possible within 621 miles (1,000 km) of the quake's epicenter.

This includes some coastal areas of Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Cayman Islands, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

People near the coast should seek higher ground immediately.

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