7.6-magnitude natural disaster strikes off the coast of Honduras

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami advisory is in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"Amazing trip to #Cancun ended last night with our condo shaking like insane as a result of an quake off the coast of Honduras", Rempel shares on Instagram next to a stunning beach shot showing white sand and crystal blue water from the window of the condo they were staying in. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said, and the quake triggered tsunami warnings across the Caribbean that were canceled two hours later.

Caribbean leaders have announced the activation of emergency systems after an quake that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras.

It rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, but no damage was immediately reported.

Nine other earthquakes of magnitude 6 or larger have occurred within 400 km of the January 9, 2018 event over the preceding century.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez tweeted that the emergency system had been activated and people should remain calm.

Tsunami centers issued advisories and warnings for Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands as well as on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, cautioning that sea levels could rise from a foot to 3 feet above normal, but no tsunami materialized.

There is no reported damage from the natural disaster. The natural disaster that devastated Haiti was magnitude 7.0.

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