A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday some 87 miles from Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The earthquake affected the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Honduras and Cuba. News of damage has been relatively minor as of this reporting.
The tremor was felt as far north as Orlando, Florida.
WABE’S “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress spoke Tuesday to Ann Marie Rose, secretary of the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc.
Rose tells WABE she has spoken to a family member who told her, “everything was shaking.” Right now, Rose says, there is no damage to the family’s property.
The Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc., Rose says, is prepared to help people in need however they can.
The association is watching the developments surrounding the earthquake very closely and is in close contact with the Jamaican Consulate General’s office in Miami to stay abreast of the latest developments.