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Magnitude 7.6 natural disaster strikes off Caribbean coast of Honduras

Magnitude 7.6 natural disaster strikes off Caribbean coast of Honduras

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.

A magnitude 7.6 natural disaster registered in the Caribbean Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

There were no early reports of fatalities or serious damage.

Shaking was registered across the nation of Honduras and there were reports of cracked homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and eastern Honduras, according to officials.

Tsunami advisories have been issued for some Caribbean nations, but not the Bahamas, after an natural disaster in the region on Tuesday night.

Tsunami warnings were issued for the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Caribbean islands, Central America, and Mexico.

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

However, two hours after the quake, the threat passed, and all tsunami advisories connected with the quake were withdrawn.

The epicenter of the natural disaster was 125.4 miles north/northeast off the coast of Barra Patucca, Honduras and 25 miles from the Swan Islands, which only houses a small naval post.

Honduras activated emergency system, ask people to remain calm: President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Tuesday's quake was one of the largest to hit the Caribbean in recorded history. The tremor occurred about 6 miles (10 kilometers) below the surface. The natural disaster that devastated Haiti was magnitude 7.0.