The earthquake, centered about 260 miles southwest of Tampa, was too small to trigger a tsunami or dangerous waves, the agency said. The USGS received more than 2,800 reports from people who felt the 10:56 a.m. quake.
Scientists said it was the largest and most widely felt of more than a dozen earthquakes recorded in the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the last 30 years.
okay, now i have prepared myself for hurricanes, but not tsunami's!!! holy shit, never really thought that could be one of the natural disasters down here. same for earthquakes - it seems so california . . .