Massive earthquake below the sea in between Cuba and Jamaica - January 28, 2020

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Update 19:58 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 19:57 UTC:
"Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicenter along the coasts of Jamaica... Cayman Islands and Cuba," the Center said.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on all available data, waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level were possible for portions of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica.
Cayman Islands' disaster management agency urged residents to move away from coastal areas and asked those in low-lying areas should "evacuate vertically" in strong multi-story buildings.

Update 18:43 UTC: shaking map of the region reports after all a limited and moderate MMI VI shaking in the coastal areas

Update 18:36 UTC: As the preliminary epicenter is in between Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the direct shaking may have been limited.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 7.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-28 19:10:24

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS East End, Cayman Islands Jan 28 22:45 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kingston 8 - I felt a continuous swaying, rolling and vibrating feeling like motion sickness, which lasted for what seemed like minutes, made me feel nauseous afterwards. The crockery in the cupboards were rattling, the pictures were shaking against the wall. The other 3 persons in the room felt it also.
  • Fort Myers Beach - We did not feel shaking but observed the water in our canal rise up and down all during the flat tide and no wind around 2:10 PM today, 1/28/2020. It was so weird. No damage.
  • Downtown Kingston - I was in the Court house a person began scream and run out the Court causing a mad rush to the door.
  • Nassau - 10 seconds. Chair shook slightly.
  • Palm Beach Gardens - 2 times vibrations about 7 seconds each.
  • Half Way Tree - Lasted about 2 minutes; building was swaying; I felt dizzy.
  • Runaway Bay - In the Grand Bahia Principal Palace in Runaway bay Jamaica booking an excursion and it lasted about 30 seconds then started again 10 seconds later for around a minute! The hotel lobby was evacuated but we were all ok! I hope everyone else that felt it is safe x
  • Kingston Waltham Park rd - We were at work sitting in the lunch room and I actually feel underneath shaking and I was asking my otuer 4 co workers if they felt the shake. However they said it must be a truck passing and causing the building to vibrate but I was like I'm still feeling it guys it's a earthquake same time another co worker came and said you guys dont feel the earthquake. Then when we look outside all the guys working in the warehouse run outside as they felt it stronger because of the zinc damage
  • ocho rios - was in a bank felt the chair moving it lasted for at least 3 mins long quake there seemed to be some aftershocks too no damage that Im aware of - people were running out of buildings near the bank
  • MONTEGO BAY, ST. JAMES - About 35 seconds. No property damage. Paintings fell off walls.
  • St Ann's Bay - Lasted for more than two minutes. I was seated at a Spa on the shoreline.zfelt as if on a rolling sea in a boat. No wave activity.
  • Grand Cayman - On 7th floor of the Ritz Grand Cayman. Building swayed, doors slammed and dresser drawers opened. Seemed about 45-50 sec of shaking.
  • St. Andrew - The earth shook for a long time seemed like a minute or more
  • akumal - Both wife and I felt building swaying on 3rd floor
  • Negril - Shaking about a minute, water in our swimming pool raised about 2 feet with a roaring sound
  • Bari-Palese - Soon after the 7.7 earthquake near Cuba was reported, I was in bed when I felt it he bed start to shake ever so slightly for approximately 5-10 seconds. It was similar to my bed shaking that I felt during the Albania earthquake a few months ago.
  • Trelawny - I was sitting in a lounge chair by the pool and felt my chair moving, lasted probably over a minute. Very strong. Thought I had too many cocktails at first, finally asked my husband next to me if his chair was moving. First quake felt for both of us. Others sitting near us also felt it, and on the beach too.
  • Wilmington ,NC - Laying in bed and felt bed shaking slightly
  • School - Didn't realise it at first but it lasted a good 5 minutes, wasn't scary but shocking
  • Grand Cayman - Starting very light shaking and increasing.felt like around 90 seconds
  • USGS Lucea, Jamaica Jan 28 20:39 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Cayman Islands Region Jan 28 20:39 4.9 2 MAP
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 28 20:39 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • George Town - Moderate shaking for a couple of mins. Building,filing cabs, ceilings, everything shaking.
  • West Palm Beach - Wow! I though the train across Dixie derailed or something ! Interesting! It was quick and then stopped!
  • Lake Worth - Chandeliers were swaying didn’t feel shaking.
  • Manzanillo - 4 secs
  • Montego bay - Moderate shaking
  • Akumal - About 30 seconds. no damage noticed
  • Grand Cayman - lasted about 45 seconds
  • Falmouth - At least 2 mins. The board structure building was shaking and everything in it. However, there was no property damage.
  • Chicago - Weak shaking
  • Kingston - Light shaking but it lasted over a minute.
  • Mayarí - Strong shaking
  • Port Antonio, Portland - Strong shaking
  • Belize City - Very weak shaking
  • Cancun - Wife called me out on balcony and mild shaking for about 1 minute. Water shaking on the table.
  • Whitehouse, Westmoreland Jamaica - Swaying sensation of entire building, at least 45 seconds duration
  • Nassau - Lasted about 30 sec
  • Merida - We didn't feel the shaking but the pool had a strong wave, back and forth, like if there was a change on the horizontal way.
  • Cozumel - Felt light shaking on the 11th floor. Lasted only seconds
  • Portmore - A vigorous shaking of my bed woke me up. I ran to the door jam and it lasted several seconds. After I went back to bed I felt more tremors for about 30 seconds.
  • Coral Gables, Florida - I was seating @ my desk, my body swayed side to side & I felt a bit lightheaded for couple of seconds.
  • Green Bay - Packer fans still crying and shaking, will last till summer.
  • Grand Cayman - Moderate shaking
  • Spanish Town - Driving in the car, whole car shool
  • mandeville - It lasted around a minute. very frightening. Office building and desks were shaking.
  • Georgetown - Moderate shaking
  • St. Ann - Sitting on a couch at home about 2 pm. seat began shaking , chandeliers we’re swinging and a roaring sound as that of a train were associated with vibration. Shook for approx. 60 seconds then started again for approx. 40 seconds....startling experience , no damages noted
  • Kingston - Arrived at work, parked my car, everyone was on the lawn. Me: What happened? Co-worker: Did you feel the Earthquake! Me: I was driving, did not feel a thing!
  • Montego Bay - Driving stopped at a stop light. Ejections the stoplight swinging. Building glass vibrating and the car bouncing up and down. Lasted very long. Was a bit frightening
  • Clarendon - About 5 mins
  • USGS East End, Cayman Islands Jan 28 20:29 4.1 10 MAP
    USGS Lucea, Jamaica Jan 28 19:10 7.7 10 MAP
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 28 19:10 7.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Montego Bay - Very weak shaking
  • Lucea - Light shaking
  • Cross roads - Moderate shaking
  • Hanover, montego bay - The whole house was shaking, no foundational damage found as of yet. Awaiting for further update.
  • Montego Bay - At least 1 minute . Felt it from Riu Palace Montego Bay, Jamaica at around 2h15
  • Port Maria - Strong shaking
  • Santiago - Moderate shaking
  • Freeport - Strong shaking
  • Montego Bay - Strong shaking
  • Downtown Kingston - Chair swerved in a roller coaster fashion, building swayed and left me feeling dizzy... It lasted for about 50 seconds.
  • Clarendon - Very strong shaking
  • Kingston - Lasted about a minute
  • Guantanamo Bay - For about two minutes I felt my bed shaking and my dresser was shaking
  • Kingston - shaking lasted for about a minute
  • MONTEGO BAY - It lasted approximately a minute.
  • habana - light dizzi, a glass of water on the floor was shaking
  • Miami - Light shaking
  • montego bay - Felt deck chair shaking, lasted a couple of minutes
  • Westmoreland - Started slow then got harder. Everything in the office was shaking.
  • Mandeville - Heard noise of the steel roof shaking. There appeared to be an aftershock that lasted a few seconds longer than the initial shake.
  • Tuxpan - felt weak shaking for a moment. few minutes back
  • Prospect - At least a minute. Maybe 2. I felt rocking like on a boat. Chandelier was swinging.
  • St Andrew - The computer monitors were shaking, the floor and the glass were shaking
  • papine - No Damage
  • Cross Roads, Kingston - It lasted for about coworkers and I ran out of the building.
  • Sandy Bay, Hanover - Light shaking
  • Whitehouse - No property damage
  • Montego Bay - Started at 2:11 pm. I glanced at the computer then left my office at the university. Students started to pour outside from classrooms. It is now 2:32 pm and the water in my water bottle is trembling slightly.
  • Montego Bay - Started at 2:11 pm. I glanced at the computer then left my office at the university. Students started to pour outside from classrooms. It is now 2:32 pm and the water in my water bottle is trembling slightly.
  • Freeport - I almost panicked, all I had to say is "God please let it stop." When it finally did, I had to give him thanks
  • Montego Bay - Light fixtures swinging, water in pool sloshing. Lasted at least one minute.
  • Port Maria - I felt a shake similar to that of a heavy-duty truck passing the building. Then abiut 3 seconds later I felt another shake. This time it was stronger and I saw the mirror on the wall shaking.
  • New Kingston - Moderate shaking
  • George Town - Very strong shaking
  • Miami - Very weak shaking
  • St Elizabeth - It lasted about 5 to 10 mins or more
  • montego bay - Moderate shaking
  • kingston - Moderate shaking
  • Negril - Weak shaking
  • Manchester jamaica - Moderate shaking
  • Freeport, Montego Bay - Strong shaking
  • Kingston - Light shaking
  • St. Thomas - About 2-3 minutes
  • Portmore - Moderate shaking
  • Miami - My body was swaying at my desk in a high-rise. Lasted 30 seconds to a minute. Windows were creaking as well. Happened at about 2:15 PM eastern.
  • Miami - Moderate shaking
  • Kingston - Lasted 1 minute
  • Ocho ríos - Light shaking
  • Mandeville - Light shaking
  • St. Ann - Moderate shaking
  • Liguanea, Kingston - Lasted about 1 minute
  • Montego Bay - Just felt the hotel building shake, the table shook. Lasted for over a minute
  • Grand Cayman - Very strong shaking
  • Pines Of Karachi, Mona - Strong shaking
  • Miami - Window blinds moving side to side on the north side of bldg and back and forth on the west side of bldg.
  • Lake Mary - Coworkers reported gentle swaying and movement for about 30 seconds. This is Central Florida.
  • Lake Mary - Coworkers reported gentle swaying and movement for about 30 seconds. This is Central Florida.
  • church street - buildings and cars were shaking heavily
  • Portland - Lasted about a minute & ½ Gates were shaking,glass table n Everything else
  • Grand Cayman - shaking Lasted several minutes.
  • Governor’s Beach - For about 1 minute at 2:10 pm local time. No damage seen yet.
  • Miami - About 10 seconds building was felt swaying. My body was swaying
  • Bay Harbor islands - Weak shaking
  • Kingston - Weak shaking
  • Miami - Our entire skyrise building was swaying. No visible damage.
  • Kingston - Sitting at my desk and felt a shaking then the computer and everything else in the office jus moving..omg longest quake i have ever experienced
  • Hope Bay, Portland - Very weak shaking
  • Yucatan - Very weak shaking
  • kingston - Strong shaking
  • Trelawny - It was strong all me dog did a shake
  • Montego bay - Buildings at fairview montego bah shaking for about a minute. Alot of persons seemed unprepared for such an event
  • Miami - Very Weak Shaking
  • New Roads Thompson town clarendon - Almost lasted a minute ,had to grab my kids and run to the door way. Everything in the house was shaking don't see any damage thus far. Omg my kids asking what's happen ? .
  • Kingston - It was strong shaking that rocked chairs and computers and lasted for what feels like 2 minutes
  • Montego Bay - The shaking lasted for at least a minute I've inspected my house and found no damage. I ran outside and watched in amazement as the windows vibrated and the car rocked left to right. Scary stuff.
  • kingston - it started off light with light shaking then gradually increased lasted about 1-2mins. the longest i have ever felt. Was a bit scared
  • Miami - Very weak shaking
  • Miami - My hair shook and I'm bald.
  • MontegoBay - Was in my car at a traffic light. Felt the car shaking back and forth.
  • montego bay - it was very strong the building sways,itried not to panick then everyone ran out the building
  • Cancun - No damage, felt shaking for a few minutes
  • Kingston - Very strong shaking
  • BOCA RATON - On the 4th floor of an office building. Felt a light swaying. Window blinds and water in glasses was moving.
  • Sandy Bay - Moderate shaking
  • Somerset, Manchester - Light shaking
  • Mandeville - lasted for more than a minute. I thought it was my nerves then i heard some one shouting earthquake.
  • White House - On the beach. Felt ground shaking approx 30 seconds
  • Kingston - Last for 20. Seconds
  • Kingston - It felt like I was on a Cruise Ship where the seas got rough for about 2 minutes. For a moment it felt scary so I got under my desk, wondering if there would be after shocks. Felt dizzy for a moment too. Thank you Jesus its has stopped and there are no reported damages.
  • kingston - lasted for about a minute
  • Miami - Caused my dog, Luna, to pass gas. terrible smell
  • Daytona beach - My body was swaying at my desk.
  • kingston - the tables and monitors were shaking, the posters on the wall were shaking, persons were on calls and they just hang up and rushed to the door, the floor was also trembling
  • Montego bay - almost for 1 minute
  • Seven Mile Beach - We were eating lunch on a restaurant deck on stilts. Felt like people were dancing on the deck. Lasted for 4 minutes.
  • Lake Mary - The shaking lasted 60 - 90 seconds. We weren't sure what it was. Some got dizzy and some got naseous.
  • Falmouth - Strong shaking
  • St.Catherine - Light shaking
  • Liguanea - In doctors waiting room shaking lasted so long
  • montego bay - i was sitting at my desk at work and i felt the place shaking. i thought i was dizzy but i saw everyone running towards the exit and asking if i did not feel the earthquake. that is when i jumped up and stand under a door post. it lasted for a minute, when it stopped we rushed outside for the after shake.the earthquake began at exactly 2:10pm.
  • montego bay - It last 6 mins. No damage
  • Montego Bay - Moderate shaking
  • Hallandale, FL - Very weak shaking
  • Boca Raton, FL - 30 seconds of shaking at my desk.
  • Nassau - Evacuated a seven story building due to tremors
  • Montego Bay - Strong shaking
  • Mandeville - The shaking lasted for about 90 seconds. At first I thought it was a heavy unit passing by and causing the road to vibrate. Then I realised that Windies, doors and the table to which I was seated around was shaking vigorously-This was my confirmation that it was an earthquake
  • Kingston - It was traumatic for me
  • Aventura - Weak shaking
  • MIAMI - Very weak shaking
  • Miami - High-rise swayed.
  • Kingston - Moderate, slow, swaying shaking that lasted about 1 minute
  • Rose Hall - About one minute. Put our emergency action in place. We were fine and no panic
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL - felt the building shake from the 6th floor for about 30-45 seconds
  • Camana Bay - 2nd floor of office building, people had trouble walking/standing, had to grab wall to try and stay balanced. Shook approximately 45 seconds - 1 minute.
  • Kingston 6 - It felt like it lasted over a minute.
  • Coral Gables - Standing at my desk and felt a slight swaying. Perceived as moving north and south, back and forth. Did not realize what it was at the time. Duration may 20-20 second. Approx 14:15H local time.
  • Nijmegen - Felt heavy shaking, table was moving slightly.
  • Rincón - I felt just a slight tremble under my feet. I figured it was one of the small quakes that are common here, but was surprised that it it came all the way from the Cayman Trench.
  • Mandeville, Manchester Parish - No damage to property. The glasses and plates in the cabinets started shaking. A rather scary experience!
  • Fort Myers - Weak shaking
  • freeport montegobay - it was scary and I'm not sure how long it lasted, but it was the longest one I've ever felt.
  • Cayman Kai - No property damage. Didn’t time it but seemed to last for about a minute or two.
  • Palm Beach Gardens - 10-20 seconds. No damage
  • St. Andrew - Felt like 3 minutes long. building and equipments shook. No damages.
  • Miami - All the chandeliers in my store front started swaying back and forth. My equilibrium also feels a bit off
  • Miami - Lasted a minute I thought I was having vertigo then a co-worker told me her calendar was rocking back and forth.
  • Ciego de Ávila - Alrededor de 1 min, objetos pesados moviéndose
  • Montego Bay - Light shaking
  • Portmore - It was very long more than 30 minutes
  • Portmore - Breaton
  • Linstead - Shaking went on for about a minute
  • cancun - felt 2 separete events for about few seconds apart
  • Geogre Town - No Visible Damage many sunk holes
  • Tampa - felt very light shaking 2-3x, window blinds shook
  • Westmoreland - Moderate shaking
  • miami - For the Miami area it was moderate, I was on a 17 floor in my office. When the shaking started I thought I was shaking it feel so wear but then I see the lamps on the ceiling going with the rhythm of the building as well as the glass doors, it lasted for a good 20 seconds or more.
  • Montego bay - Rolling feeling. Very uneasy at the airport. Not many people noticed
  • Cayman Island Trough - On a boat South of Grand Cayman. About 200 miles southwest of the epicenter. Felt the shaking aboard, some objects fell off shelves.
  • Miami - Felt a couple of back and forth shaking at around 2:12pm local time
  • Port Royal - Strong shaking
  • West bay - Very strong shaking
  • Montego Bay - Light shaking
  • oyster bay - Shook for about 2 minutes. No damage—yet but this beach resort is waiting out a possible tsunami.
  • Havana - Weak shaking, lasted for about a minute
  • 7 mile beach - Knocked a few people off their feet.
  • FORT MYERS, FL - sitting in recliner reading and began swaying right to left without me moving
  • Salem runaway bay - I was just going inside from the pool but my hubby was just coming out of the apt asking if I felt that. He said the whole building shook. A minute later the empty pool started waves on its own like someone had just did a common ball
  • rancho Luna - Mild shaking, cups rattled and hot plate shook. Lasted only moments
  • Port de paix - Very weak shaking
  • Mvill - Strong shaking
  • Negril - Shaking lasted a while, felt like it was 1 intense shaking, few seconds pause and then it started again. Minimum 2 mins. Cars were shaking and the infinity pool had water sloshing over and running onto the beach.
  • Negril, west end - around 2:05ish we felt weak shaking - we were at rest in our lounge chair on a stone deck overlooking the water and we felt weak shaking below us. It was concerning enough that we moved to solid ground instead of staying on our deck located on a rock out cropping .
  • Cross Roads - Very strong shaking
  • Bexhill east sussex - 3-4 seconds
  • Tydixon, St Catherine - Lasted about 15 seconds, I heard low rumbling. Nothing was damaged. Time u felt it was about14:15
  • Miami - Windows crackled and doors shook
  • Cozumel - Sitting on a 7th floor balcony felt shaking for a couple minutes 2 separate times close together
  • New Kingston - Roll, creak and slight sway of building felt from 6th Floor Building in New Kingston
  • Cancun - Light shaking almost like very light airplane turbulence for 30-40 seconds
  • Ft Lauderdale - First time for everything!! Nervous but it was over in about 30 seconds no damage
  • Montego Bay - Strong shaking
  • Cozumel - On highest floor of condo complex, felt the entire building rocking!
  • Hopewell - I saw the building shake. The wall fan was shaking and it lasted for about a minute.
  • Miami - Weak shaking
  • Priory, St. Ann - Lasted about 45 seconds. No damages.
  • Clarendon - I was inside when i felt a vibration and it got stronger thats when i ran outside in the open i was very nervous i got dizzy lol by time it finished
  • Key Biscayne - IT lasted about 1 min. Ceiling lamps swayed and I felt a moderate shaking
  • Stuart - 30 seconds
  • Miami - about 30 seconds.. high rise shaking and desks and cubicles moving
  • Mona - 1 minute and 35 seconds
  • Grand Cayman - We are a boat on anchor and felt the whole boat shaking.
  • Clarendon - Strong shaking
  • Blossom Village - 1 minute
  • Downtown - Strong shaking
  • Port Maria - Moderate shaking
  • Grand Cayman - A rolling sensation causing dizziness for several long minutes. Hanging light fixtures swayed and banged against walls, drawers opened, doors opened, and deep wells erupted outdoors.
  • Kingston - Very weak shaking
  • St Catherine - I felt shaking for roughly 20 seconds after noticing it. Thought it was passing traffic or wind, as I was inside a shipping container. Everyone indoors felt it. Outdoors not so much.
  • Buff bay - Heard a rumbling noise, furniture shaking. Tremor lasted about a minute.
  • New Providence - Light shaking
  • Mandeville - At first thought it was a heavy unit passing, then I heard my ask if it was a tremor, then I heard the rumbling and noticed the grill shaking. everyone went into a doorway until the grill stopped shaking.
  • Palm Beach Island - I felt the building shake, I thought it was the elevator but I have never felt the elevator before. It lasted about 30 seconds
  • Westmoreland - I was sitting outside using my computer when I felt a slight shake. I paused, then my boyfriend shouted to me if I am feeling the earthquake. By that time I had froze with shock, I was so nervous. It was my first experience
  • Montego bay - Maybe a good 5 minutes then it eased and came again for about 2 more minutes. the building was shaking but it was not that bad to feel like the building could come down. was very mild.
  • Rose Hill - About one minute of shaking and a few seconds aftershock.
  • 34117 - Very weak shaking
  • New Orleans - Mississippi River reversed flow for 10 minutes
  • negril - Strong shaking
  • Miami - Downtown Miami 30th floor and YES!!! We felt it! My legs are shaking too !! Thankfully no damage...
  • Kingston - Up to a minute,i shout to my cowokers get under the desk but everyone just looked at me,and smiled and there is a floor above us
  • kingston - Moderate shaking
  • Miami - I was preparing to feed my dogs when they both started behaving strangely and barking for no apparent reason. Moments later the quake hit and I got dizzy. Office furniture (on wheels) was moving throughout the house and light fixtures were swaying for a while. Thoughts and prayers that there are no injuries.
  • Freeport, Montego Bay - The shaking lasted roughly 30 seconds
  • Kingston - 2 to 3 minutes
  • East End - Was sitting on deck when it hit, lasted about 50 seconds. Building was visibly swaying, at least 6 inches. Staff members currently inspecting for damage, but no major visible damage so far.
  • Falmouth - It lasted for about 10 seconds
  • Yallahs, - Very strong shaking
  • Kingston - I felt the building moving and in a wave-like fashion.
  • little london - Last for about a minute doors were banging and light post shaking no damage
  • Negril - My beach chair shook for about 45 seconds. No damage. Not sure what the tsunami risk is.
  • Ocho Rios - Felt mild shaking for about 20 seconds then moderate shaking again for another 40 seconds ...frightening because I knew it was an earthquake
  • Guantánamo - About 5 seconds, no property has been damaged. i felt other shake like this one.
  • Hanover - about a minute it was scary
  • East end - 40 sec
  • kingston - Strong shaking
  • Kingston - Desks were shaking. Buildings were swaying. My heart was beating heavily.
  • San Ignacio - Weak shaking
  • Connecticut - Shook our whole house
  • George town - Was sleeping and felt like someone lifted up the bed and was shaking it. Got up and saw stuffs in my room shaking.
  • Near Montego Bay - Sitting in a chair outside at a resort. The shaking lasted at least 45 - 60 seconds.
  • Mayari - no visual property damage
  • Bradenton - 2:15pm EST Sitting on my sofa and felt my body shake. It paused. Then it happened again about 3 minutes later.
  • Cruise port - My husband and I were eating at a cafe on the street when we’re strongly joist then moderate shaking for couple minutes... scary experience
  • Green bay wis - Pigs are flying and the sky is falling
  • Kingston - Car was swaying for about a minute
  • Puerto Morelos - Light shaking
  • Puerto Morelos - Light shaking
  • Negril - Lasted about 1 min.
  • Savanna la mar, Westmoreland - I work on the ground floor of the Sav hospital building. There were no reported damages but the shaking was strong enough to elicit a quick dash to the door column or under tables/beds. No one was injured.
  • Hollywood - Rumbling as if a plane was taking off very nearby. Steady shaking for at least 10 seconds
  • Clarendon - The longest I have ever felt an earthquake was today.
  • Doral - In a two-story home did not feel any shaking or notice any movement. I see there's a lot of people that felt the shake more due to being in high-rises.
  • Montego bsu - Hilton Rose Hall - Montego Bay earthshaking for over a minute but did not feel threatened.
  • Jamaica - I heard the glasses shaking on the dishes in my kitchen shaken then i felt the trembling on shaking from the roof
  • Little cayman - Sounded like a train going by. I was in a hammock which began swinging
  • montego bay - the whole UGI wobbled for as long as 5 mins. everyone was in panic running out of the building . i just hid under my desk and when i got out i was nauseous from the shaking and nervous
  • St. Catherine - The bed started shaking and fan shaked for about 3 minutes
  • St. Catherine - The bed started shaking and fan shaked for about 3 minutes
  • Port-au-Prince - I fell a very weak shaking for about 5 to 7 seconds, then a second time for about 3 seconds.
  • Miami Beach - Weak shaking
  • Nassau - Very weak shaking
  • San Ignacio/Belize - Weak shaking
  • Ocho Rios - Items on my desk was vibrating. shaking last for about 20 seconds.All is well though
  • Montego bay - Lasted a few minutes and was quite scary. The whole building was shaking and wardrobes going crazy. There is a crack in the corner of the building now. Feels windy and we are staying up on the balcony in case of a tsunami.
  • Homestead - Very weak shaking
  • Cancun - Light shaking
  • Havana - Very weak shaking
  • St. Ann - Light shaking
  • Miami Florida - Very weak shaking
  • St. Thomas - Moderate shaking
  • montego bay - lasted for about two property has been destroyed. i am at work taking calls when i felt the ground shaking and the building. computers were shaking and i ran outside.
  • Montego Bay - I was nervous
  • Kingston - Abt. 20 seconds heavy shaking, I was in the Building, my glass of water showed me the vibrations by waving. No visible damages to Buildings so far.
  • Playa del Carmen - I live on the 3rd floor, the highest of the building. Felt the floor shaking for a few seconds.
  • Grand cayman - Moderate shaking
  • Kingston - The shaking lasted about a minute. Enough to cause hanging ornaments to sway back and forth.
  • St Andrew - No damage. Shaking for about 1 minute
  • hanover - Loud rumbling like a huge boat going by followed by the ground shaking followed by swaying as if we were standing on a floating dock. The shaking and rumbling lasted one to two minutes followed by two to three minutes of swaying. No property damage that we can see so far.
  • Miami - Live on 39th floor, building swaying and everything in our condo was swaying and building made creaking noises Equilibrium way off.
  • East End - Moderate shaking
  • George Town - At 2:10 p.m., shaking first like helicopter overhead but quickly built up to light fixtures swinging for about a minute. No visible building damage and no loss of power or water.
  • Montego Bay - The building and lights were just shaking back and forth and it felt as if it would never end. It lasted for more than a minute.
  • Cauldwell, Hanover - Felt the ground and house shaking. It was crazy.
  • 7 mile beach - 45 seconds of shaking on the beach, bunch of water splashed out of hotel pool, no cracks in hotel walls
  • Southfield - I was sitting in a chair and the entire cement house started to shake. It seemed to last about 4 minutes but I didn't time it. I have never been in one before. Nothing fell as far as I know. I ran out to office where everyone else was and that's where I am now. It was about 3:00pm
  • West Bay - Very strong shake, light fixtures shaking, the water on the lake nearby became wavy
  • Playa Del Carmen - A few seconds of shaking on the 3rd floor. Checked outside to see what happened.
  • St. Catherine - I saw my computer screen start shaking infront of me. Moderate shaking and the glasses could be heard hitting against the cupboard door. Lasted for about a minute
  • Montego Bay - God is in control. Still feeling the aftershock
  • Old Harbour - I felt the floor lightly swaying and you could see the signs outside slightly swinging. No damage of property. It actually felt fun.
  • Akumal - Felt slight shaking
  • Esher Lucea - It lasted for about 2 minutes, heard a loud rumble and then the house swayed, felt dizzy, the strongest I have ever felt. My friend reported the car shaking in the garage and chandelier swaying. No damage so is seen far.
  • Puerto Aventuras - felt all the way down the Riviera Maya, I see from social media posts, but here we felt slight shaking
  • Negril - About 1 minute. No observed damage.
  • Cozumel - On the fifth floor of a hotel near the cruise ship pier in San Miguel, felt really light shaking for maybe a minute or two with slightly greater shaking for approximately 20 seconds.
  • St ann - I was in class then I suddenly i felt the ground shaking for about 2 minutes then it wnet away, we had to stay underneath our desks. Next it came again for about 3 minutes but,most of the other classes didn't feel it or hear it. It was kinda strong for me because this is my first experience.
  • St ann - I was in class then I suddenly i felt the ground shaking for about 2 minutes then it wnet away, we had to stay underneath our desks. Next it came again for about 3 minutes but,most of the other classes didn't feel it or hear it. It was kinda strong for me because this is my first experience.
  • Cancún - I thought the car motor was running while lying against its door...but I had the car keys in my pocket!
  • Brown's Town St. Ann - Lasted 2 minutes
  • Georgetown - It was a powerful earthquake it shook the building I was in and lasted longer then I thought it would.
  • Kingston - I was in my office speaking to one of my staff on the phone and saw my computer monitor shaking for a while. I then realized that there is no wind or window open so there should be no reason for my computer to shake. I asked my staff if he felt anything shaking which he responded, no! But then I felt it again. I immediately hung up the phone, and ran to my co-workers in the lunch room. They said they felt it too. We all ran out of the office so fast and join other people in the office complex.
  • Houston - We are a testing company, and our balances went out of scale.
  • EMSC Cuba Region Jan 28 19:10 7.2 5 MAP
    USGS Lucea, Jamaica Jan 28 19:10 7.3 10 MAP

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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