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Tsunami Advisory for Jamaica & Caribbean after Powerful Earthquake

Tsunami Advisory for Jamaica & Caribbean after Powerful Earthquake

Jamaican News, January 9, 2017 

Jamaica, Caribbean (Mckoy’s News) – a tsunami advisory is issued for some islands of the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands after an earthquake measuring 7.6 (according to the U.S. Geological Survey – USGS), shook the Caribbean Sea near Honduras, on Monday, January 8.

The powerful earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras on Monday night.

According to a statement from the USGS no tsunami threat is recognized to affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island, however, they are still waiting for water level data facts to confirm the forecast.

The U.S. Geological Survey said today the earliest estimated time for sea level rise in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands would be 1:23 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time, which is 12:23 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The USGS cautions the Caribbean regions under the tsunami watch “the generation of tsunami waves has not yet been confirmed,” but it urges persons near coasts on the Islands to take precautions.

The USGS said there are no confirmed threats to Florida or the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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