Caribbean earthquake of strong magnitude 6.6


A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the Caribbean Sea on Thursday, June 25th. The epicenter was approximately 35 miles east of Great Inagua Island, a part of the Bahamas, at a depth of about 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake was felt in most of the Caribbean islands, including the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Seismic activity is not uncommon in the Caribbean Sea, but the USGS noted that Thursday’s earthquake was the strongest recorded in the region since a magnitude 7.7 quake in the same area two years ago.