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Magnitude 7.8 quake hits Honduras in Caribbean Sea, triggers tsunami alert

Tsunami waves were possible on coasts in Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Cuba, Costa Rica, the USGS said

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Earthquake
Earthquake

A powerful quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale has hit Honduras in the Caribbean Sea, triggering a warning for nearby shores, the (USGS) said.

The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake's epicentre is sparsely populated. There were no early reports of injuries or damage on the land, Xinhua news agency reported.

waves were possible on coasts in Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Cuba, Costa Rica, the USGS said.

A advisory by the was in effect for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Possible one-metre-high waves were expected.

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 14:02 IST
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