LUCEA, Jamaica — A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the island of Jamaica on Tuesday.
The quake was recorded 117 kilometers northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. An earthquake of this scale is categorized as a major quake and can cause serious damage.
As of 2:36 p.m. ET, 157 people have reported that they felt the earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The seismic activity had a depth of about 6.2 miles.
There were also several smaller quakes reported in and near Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
This developing story was originally published by Aliza Chasan at WPIX.
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