Tourism officials in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica reported no damage from an earthquake that struck the eastern Caribbean on Feb. 4.

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred about 74 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 98 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Cuba, in the deep waters known as the Caribbean Trench, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center. 

The quake was felt in parts of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and in several Cuban provinces.

Although tsunamis are a frequent aftermath of earthquake activity in oceanic regions, no tsunami warnings were issued and no tsunami activity observed in the region.

To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].


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