USGS: Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes Off Central America

USGS: Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes Off Central America

USGS: Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes Off Central America

A category 7.8 quake struck at 9:51 p.m. about 190 miles southwest of George Town, Grand Cayman, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter is located off the northern coast of Honduras.

Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are among the areas under a tsunami advisory.

There is no threat to USA mainland.

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A tsunami warning has also been issued for parts of Central America.

The USGS said that hazardous tsunami waves were "possible" for coasts located within 1,000 kilometers of the natural disaster epicenter - which includes coasts of Jamaica, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica and more.

The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage was immediately reported.

This is a developing story.

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