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7.6-magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Honduras

11 January 2018, 12:29 | Sherry Padilla

Earthquake in Caribbean prompts tsunami warning; no deaths reported

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America

The Ministry of the Navy issued a tsunami warning, which was estimated to reach the coast of Quintana Roo at 23:15 hrs.

A magnitude 7.6 natural disaster has struck near the coast of Honduras, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), which said it was registered at 20:50 local time.

The natural disaster rattled window in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa over 320 miles away and was also felt as far as Mexico.

There are no early reports of damage on land, but the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center warns of tsunami dangers in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, other islands and the coast of Central America.


However, two hours after the quake, the threat passed, and all tsunami advisories connected with the quake were withdrawn.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.8, was centered 125 miles (202 km) northeast of Barra Patuca in Honduras and 191 miles (307 km) southwest of George Town in the Cayman Islands.

The second perceptible quake this year, the seismic movement occurred in the Fault of Motaguam that goes from the islands Cayman and Guatemala, in the Western Caribbean Sea, says the digital website Cubadebate. The natural disaster that devastated Haiti was magnitude 7.0. The 2009 natural disaster, which was much closer to land, resulted in seven fatalities, 40 injuries and 130 buildings being damaged or destroyed.



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