Watler said there were no reports so far of injuries but that authorities were still making checks on the area. The quake struck at 2:10 p.m. The National Weather Service initially issued a tsunami threat for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and the Cayman Islands, but called off the alert around 4 p.m. Later at 12:30 PM everybody felt the ground shaking and stuff falling out of shelves in stores. Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Jamaica and is felt as far away as Miami By Steve Almasy, Brandon Miller and Alla Eshchenko, CNN Updated 0933 GMT (1733 HKT) January 29, 2020 Minor sea level fluctuations up to 1 feet (30 cm) were still possible, it said. Its epicenter was about 72 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, and 87 miles southwest of Niquero, Cuba, at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. Message: GoM/East Coast Info #1 Issued Tue Jan 07 08:32:27 UTC 2020. Then, I noticed the cords of our window blinds swaying back and forth. The epicenter of the quake was between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km). Miami-Dade police have confirmed officers responded to the Datran Center in Dadeland just after 2:30 p.m. to investigate reports of the building shaking. It was not strongly felt in the capital of Havana, according to a Reuters witness. / CBS News. We have updated our privacy policy to be more clear and meet the new requirements of the GDPR. Two hours later after the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami threat had passed. Thank you! The region appeared to have avoided major damage and the International Tsunami Information Center said an earlier threat of a tsunami wave had largely passed. The Miami Police Department said , on Twitter, that it was assisting firefighters with reports of vibrations in downtown areas. The good news: There’s a window of time for those on the East Coast to evacuate before a mega-tsunami even touches down on land. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba, triggering evacuation warnings across the Caribbean and sending office workers fleeing in Miami’s financial district. A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An hour later at 1:05 PM the water started moving backwards but everybody didnt't see it because people that survived escaped the city in time. If a CAT 5 hurricane were to hit Miami, it’s $150 to $200 billion. It didn't look like it was windy outside, so I couldn't figure out why the building was swaying, but it was," Perez told CBS Miami. Update: The tsunami threat was lifted this afternoon, … A CBS Miami chopper flew over buildings as hundreds of people were apparently evacuating into the streets. The Miami Herald said there were no immediate signs of damage in Havana either. There are no initial reports of damage or casualties. Trump's attempt to stop vote count "a gross abuse," international observers say, Russia frets over U.S. election uncertainty, but likely relishes it, Body of missing Los Angeles firefighter found in Mexico, Denmark to kill 15 million mink over link to human COVID infections.