Powerful Earthquake in Caribbean Prompts Tsunami Warnings

Brad Rempel of High Valley ‘Thankful To Be Safe’ After Massive Earthquake

Brad Rempel of High Valley ‘Thankful To Be Safe’ After Massive Earthquake

A magnitude 7.6 quake registered in the Caribbean Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The shallowness of the epicenter amplifies the effect of the quake.

The Caribbean is an active seismic zone, and the quake that ravaged Haiti in 2010 registered at a 7.0 on the Richter scale.

The tsunami advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the US.

The tsunami warning was cancelled after about an hour.

There have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries, however, this is an ongoing story and more will be available as information is released.

In addition to Honduras, residents of Belize City and the Mexican state of Quintana Roo felt tremors, NBC reported.

Officials in Honduras said shaking was registered across much of the nation and there were some reports of cracks in homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and Olancho in eastern Honduras. The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake's epicenter is sparsely populated, with much of it covered by nature reserves. A few people in Tegucigalpa did not reportedly feel the temblor.

Translation: In face of the natural disaster registered in our country, we have activated the emergency system, please remain calm, report any emergency to @ 911Honduras, Honduran president Juan Orlando tweeted.

"It felt like a bulldozer was driving past", he said. He ran to his balcony and saw electricity posts and cables swaying.

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