A major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Lucea in Jamaica. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 19:10:25 / January 28, 2020 @ 7:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:10:25 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.7545 West, latitude 19.44 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20028001, us60007idc. Unique identifier: us60007idc.
Event epicenter was 139 km (86 miles) from Montego Bay (c. 82 900 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Niquero (c. 18 800 pop), 158 km (98 miles) from Media Luna (c. 16 700 pop), 151 km (94 miles) from Savanna-la-Mar (c. 16 600 pop), 156 km (97 miles) from Falmouth (c. 7 800 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Lucea (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Media Luna, Falmouth, Savanna-la-Mar. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop), Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 125 km NNW of Lucea, Jamaica.
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