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(.) – Hundreds of people were evacuated from high-rise buildings near downtown Miami after a powerful quake in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.
Several buildings in Miami wobbled, but no injuries or structural damage have been reported, Miami police and firefighters tweeted.
José Borrego was at a business meeting in the Bank of America building, in the Brickell neighborhood, when “he felt a slight movement of the building.” As soon as he got out, he said he noticed that several buildings in the area were being evacuated.
“The evacuation was quite smooth, but with total anxiety about the state of emergency and the lack of information on the situation,” said Borrego, an employee of the software company Kaseya.
At least eight buildings in the area decided to evacuate after the earthquake, Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell told . affiliate WPLG.
The Stephen P. Clark Government Center was closed as a precaution, Miami-Dade County officials said.
José Abreu, an employee at another skyscraper, said he felt the walls vibrate for about 90 seconds, but thought it was a malfunctioning fan.
I thought it was the fan above me. I didn’t think any of that [del temblor]”, said. “I just kept going, until the building announcement was heard through the speakers and I just evacuated from the back of the building.”
Others in Miami’s financial district told . that they did not feel the tremor, but were concerned about retrieving the items from their offices.
.’s Sara Weisfeldt, Rosa Flores and Christina Zdanowicz contributed to this news.