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Today, at 13:10 hours, an earthquake of 7.7 ° was detected, 127 km north-northwest of Lucea, Hanover, Jamaica.

The important magnitude of the earthquake, which was felt even on the coasts of the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Yucatán, and its location at sea, triggered the alerts.

The National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) and the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) released the news nationwide and declared that, due to the earthquake, possible variations in sea level in the range of 1 meter were expected. This was enough to generate rumors that assured that the Mexican coasts were at risk of tsunami.

However, in a subsequent bulletin, the competent agencies flatly rule out the possibility of some tsunami on the Mexican Caribbean coast caused by the earthquake in Jamaica.



Source: @SEMAR_mx, @CNPC_MX

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