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Magnitude 7.6 quake off Caribbean Sea triggers tsunami alert

| Updated: January 10, 2018 18:33:27


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A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.8, was centred 125 miles (202 km)northeast of Barra Patuca in Honduras and 191 miles (307 km)southwest of George Town in the Cayman Islands, reports Reuters.

It was very shallow, only 6.2 miles (10 km), which would have amplified its effect.

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