USGS: Magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras

USGS: Magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras

An quake with a magnitude of 7.6 hit near Honduras yesterday and placed the BVI under a tsunami advisory.

A massive 7.6 magnitude natural disaster struck the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday night around 25 miles from the coast of the Great Swan Island belonging to the Honduras.

It was very shallow, only 10km, which would have amplified its effect.

There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST.

The tremor occurred in the sea between the island of Cuba and the coasts of Honduras and Belize, according to maps published by USGS. People near the coastline are advised to seek higher ground immediately.

No tsunami was expected along the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, AccuWeather.com reported.

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A tsunami warning was issued for nearby islands, including Jamaica, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico.

While no tsunami waves have been confirmed, there are reports of a possible rise of sea level from 1 foot to 3 feet.

In Honduras, firefighters said some residents in southern neighborhoods fled their homes after feeling the shaking.

The quake is centered about 125.4 miles north/northeast off the coast of Barra Patucca, Honduras.

Last year Hurricane Irma killed at least 134 people after it ravaged the Caribbean Islands of Anguilla, Barbados, Barbuda, the United States and the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, the French West Indies.

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