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
The quake was
felt in parts of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and in several Cuban
are a frequent aftermath of earthquake activity in oceanic regions,
no tsunami warnings were issued and no tsunami activity observed in
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