No significant structural damage or confirmed injuries have been reported in Jamaica or the Cayman Islands from the 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck off the northwest coast of Jamaica on Jan. 28.

In the immediate aftermath of the quake, a tsunami warning for the region was issued but was rescinded an hour later. 

The quake caused a brief halt in air traffic to and from Jamaica;  led to evacuations in some schools and buildings throughout the region and as far north as Miami; created several sinkholes in some areas of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman; and caused some minor structural damage to some homes and roads in Jamaica.

Businesses, hotels, cruise ports and airports are operating normally in the Cayman Islands, according to Tara Rivers, minister for financial services and home affairs.


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