Quake of 7.6 magnitude strikes off Central America: USGS

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The quake on Wednesday was felt across northern Central America, briefly prompting a tsunami warning in Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands.

The singer felt the effects of the 7.6 magnitude natural disaster that struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night (Jan. 9), which shook parts of the Cayman and Caribbean Islands and Cancun.

Earlier alerts warned tsunami waves could hit the coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman Islands, and Jamaica, but these have been revised.

Hazardous waves, between 0.3 meters and 1 meter above tide level, are forecast to hit Honduras and Belize.

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

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The epicenter of the quake 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.

The natural disaster, which was initially reported as having a 7.8 magnitude, occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, or 6 miles, on Tuesday night.

Officials in Honduras said tremors were felt in the majority of the country, from the capital of Tegucigalpa in the east to as far north as the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

The Swan Island quake was one of the strongest to strike the Caribbean since recordkeeping began.

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