Tuesday afternoon, downtown Miami got an unexpected rumble, as the force from a powerful earthquake in the Caribbean caused buildings to sway.
Reportedly, a 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest Jamaica Tuesday with the epicenter about six miles beneath the surface.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it’s completely normal for people in Florida to feel an earthquake of this magnitude so far away, as they produce large amounts of seismic energy.
Miami-Dade police took precautions by evacuating several buildings in the Brickell area, as well as the Stephen P. Clark Center, which is the home of Miami-Dade County’s municipal government’s daily operations, as reports of the 29-story tower swaying were called in.
Reports from Tallahassee and other areas of North Florida have also been made.