On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Niquero in Cuba and northwest of Montego Bay in Jamaica at around 2.10pm (local time).
The quake had a shallow depth of 6mi (10km). Tremors were felt in Cuba's eastern city of Santiago, in the Cayman Islands, far western Jamaica, and as far away as Miami in Florida. However, there are no initial reports of major damage or injuries.
Shortly after the earthquake struck the Caribbean, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned of the potential for hazardous tsunami waves as high as 3ft (1m) along the coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.
A tsunami wave of 0.4 of a foot (0.11 of a meter) was officially observed at George Town in the Cayman Islands. Tsunami waves were not observed in Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, and the tsunami danger passed by 4pm local time on Tuesday.
Contact your airline or travel provider if you are concerned about delays or changes to transport and your itinerary.
You can buy at home or while traveling, and claim online from anywhere in the world. With 150+ adventure activities covered and 24/7 emergency assistance.
From a Maypole festival in Nicaragua to Trinidad's famed Carnival, these celebrations highlight the region’s food, music, and diverse culture.
From a modern-day Pompeii in Montserrat to a Hindu festival of lights in Trinidad, see a side of the region you never knew existed.