Update as of 4:08 p.m.

There is a threat of tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter (about 1 to 3 feet) above tide level for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands, according to the US National Weather Service.


The seismic force from a powerful 7.7 earthquake that struck between Cuba and northwest of Jamaica on Tuesday was felt in downtown Miami.

The earthquake was centered about 77 miles north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, and hit at 2:10 p.m. local time Tuesday. The epicenter was a relatively shallow 6 miles beneath the surface.

The effects swamped buildings and caused evacuations in downtown Miami.

According to Miami-Dade police, The Stephen P. Clark Center, the home of Miami-Dade County’s municipal government daily operations, was evacuated.

This is a developing story…