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Massive 7.8 quake jolts Caribbean Islands

ANI  |  Washington D.C [USA] 

A massive earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the scale, has struck the islands.

According to Geological Survey (USGS), the occurred west of at a depth of 10 km at about 7 on Tuesday evening (5:30am on Wednesday).

A tsunami advisory was in effect for and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a statement released by the

The USGS also warned that hazardous tsunami waves were 'possible' for coasts located within 1,000 km of the epicentre.

This includes the islands and and parts of and the

No loss of lives and properties have been reported so far.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 09:11 IST