Kingston, Jan. 29 -- : An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS)said.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 7:10 pm (UTC), was located at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, about 125 kilometres northwest of the coastal town of Lucea.

Further details are awaited.

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