Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Central America, USGS says


(CBS) – The United States Geological Service (USGS) reports that a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea. The Tuesday quake has sparked a tsunami warning in the area, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Reuters reports that a tsunami advisory is in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The quake’s centered about 125.4 miles north/northeast off the coast of Barra Patucca, Honduras. No immediate reports of damage was immediately reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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