Tsunami warning after natural disaster strikes Caribbean Sea

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The US Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude of 7.6.

A massive 7.6-magnitude natural disaster struck the western Caribbean late Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

After a major natural disaster hit off Central America, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says waves will reach 30 centimeters to 1 meter high for coasts in Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

The depth was reported as 6.2 miles, which is relatively shallow.

Video footage shows the initial Honduras quake strike as ABC7's seismograph flickers to show the monster rumbles.


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported that tsunami waves reaching 0,3-1 metres above tide are possible after the quake. People near the coastline are advised to seek higher ground immediately.

A tsunami advisory that had been issued Monday night for parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, Cuba and Jamaica, after a powerful quake struck near Honduras has been canceled.

In Honduras, firefighters said some residents in southern parts of the country fled their homes after they felt the tremors.

President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez in a tweet said that the nation had activated its emergency system and asked people to remain calm.

The Puerto Rico Seismic Network is the entity responsible for issuing such advisories for the British Virgin Islands.

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