Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

BREAKING: Monster 7.6 magnitude EARTHQUAKE threatens Caribbean with TSUNAMI

A number of tsunami warnings have been issued for hurricane devastated islands of Puerto Rico, the British and US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba and Nicaragua.

The advisory of a “potential risk” has additionally been issued for Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Belize.

The earthquake, initially recorded by the USGS as a 7.eight magnitude, struck 44km east of Nice Swan Island, Honduras.

Final yr the area was devastated by a number of lethal hurricanes – together with Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Nate and Hurricane Maria.

The NWS Pacific Warning Middle in a press release mentioned: “Based mostly on all out there information… hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts.

“Individuals situated within the threatened coastal areas ought to keep alert for info and observe directions from nationwide and native authorities.”

Witnesses reported seeing home windows rattle within the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east of the quake’s epicentre, however no studies of harm have emerged to this point.

The quake was very shallow, at solely 6.2 miles (10 km), which might have amplified its impact.

It was additionally flippantly felt within the Mexican state of Quintana Roo north of Honduras, in response to Mexico’s civil safety director.

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