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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Caribbean coast of Honduras

Posted: 12:14 PM, Jan 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-10 12:14:35-05

HONDURAS – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake registered in the Caribbean Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey .

The epicenter is located off the northern coast of Honduras. The powerful quake was initially measured at 7.8, but later revised.

A tsunami advisory is in effect for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and there is a potential threat to the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica and Costa Rica, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center .

A tsunami advisory signals a threat to those in or near water, as strong currents and waves could be dangerous. A threat means there is the potential for coastal flooding or strong currents.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

This is a developing story.