Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

7.6 magnitude natural disaster strikes north of Honduras

7.6 magnitude natural disaster strikes north of Honduras

A magnitude 7.6 natural disaster struck near the coast of Honduras, briefly prompting a tsunami warning.

The quake, which struck about 125 miles north of Honduras shook the mainland, but there were no early reports of serious damage or casualties.

The tsunami warning was cancelled after about an hour.

Tsunami warnings were issued for parts of the coast of Central America, as well as Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, and other Caribbean islands, but no tsunami occurred.

Report says the region near Honduras is regularly hit by powerful earthquakes.

The epicenter was located 202 kilometers from the Honduran town of Barra Patuca, and 245 kilometers from the municipality of Puerto Lempira in Honduras.

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Translation: In face of the quake registered in our country, we have activated the emergency system, please remain calm, report any emergency to @ 911Honduras, Honduran president Juan Orlando tweeted.

A tsunami advisory signals a threat to those in or near water, as strong currents and waves could be risky.

A tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake's epicentre was 44 kilometres east of Honduras' sparsely inhabited Swan Islands at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to reviewed results published by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The natural disaster was one of the strongest in recent history in the region, the Associated Press reported. It was initially recorded as a 7.8 magnitude, but then downgraded to 7.6 by USGS.

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