Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Event:  Earthquake and Tsunami

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred off the north coast of Jamaica at 2:10 p.m. on January 28.  Based on the preliminary parameters, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that hazardous tsunami waves are possible for the coasts of Jamaica and the Caymans.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates and follow instructions from national and local authorities.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.