7.7 magnitude earthquake causes evacuations in Miami

The earthquake's epicenter was more than 400 miles away, off the coasts of Jamaica and Cuba, but rattled parts of the Florida city.
1:43 | 01/29/20

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Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a Tuesday night. We begin tonight with the frightening moments in south Florida today. The powerful earthquake. They felt it in Miami. A 7.7 magnitude quake erupting along the same fault line that's effected paurt Rico in recent weeks. The epicenter between Cuba and Jamaica. You can see the schoolchildren hiding under their desks. Workers evacuating in Miami, gathering in parking lots until they could be sure that the buildings were safe. There was a tsunami warning at the time. And the concern tonight, the same fault line that's already been active. ABC's Victor Oquendo leads us off from Miami. Reporter: Tonight, people evacuating from buildings in Miami as a massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the caribbean rattles parts of the city. The alarm started sounding and they just told us, go downstairs through the stairs. We thought it was a bombing, we thought it was a shooting, we didn't know what it was. Reporter: The earthquake's epicenter more than 400 miles away off the coasts of Jamaica and Cuba. Schoolchildren hiding under desks in Jamaica, 77 miles from the epicenter. In nearby grand cayman, the pool water seen rattling. The last month has been an extremely active period for earthquakes in the caribbean. Today's quake comes just two weeks after a series of devastating earthquakes in Puerto Rico, which sits along the same tectonic plates. And Victor, as you reported there, they felt the effects of the quake right there in Miami. And I know there have been aftershocks in the zone? Reporter: That's right, David. A series of them. The strongest being a 6.1. There was also a tsunami threat in the caribbean and central America. Thankfully here in Miami, no one was injured. David?

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