A powerful earthquake has struck between Cuba and Jamaica triggering a tsunami warning.

The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.7 hit the south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica at 2.10pm local time, said the US Geological Survey.

The US Tsunami Warning Centres have since issued a tsunami warning for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands.

According to Earthquake Track, it is the highest magnitude earthquake both of the islands have ever recorded.

One woman said she felt tremors as far away as Miami and said her house shook, while sharing a video of lamps shaking on social media.



The quake was centered 125 kilometers north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, while the epicentre was relatively shallow at 10 kilometers (6 miles) beneath the surface.

It’s not immediately clear the extent of damage or injuries.

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