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7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Jamaican Coast

A tsunami warning was issued earlier but the danger has passed. 

The epicenter of the quake was on the seafloor between Jamaica and Cuba.

The epicenter of the quake was on the seafloor between Jamaica and Cuba. (Photo: 911 Breaking News/Twitter)

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A massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica and Cuba Tuesday afternoon. 

The quake, which took place around 2:15 pm, was felt in Jamaica, residents reported. 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings of tsunami waves of up to a meter above sea level for Jamaica, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico. 

The warnings were rescinded after the threat passed. 

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