Natural disaster with magnitude 7.6 hits Caribbean; damage being assessed

Tsunami alert after magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocks Caribbean Sea north of Honduras

The singer felt the effects of the 7.6 magnitude natural disaster that struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night (Jan. 9), which shook parts of the Cayman and Caribbean Islands and Cancun.

A major quake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night.

The second perceptible quake this year, the seismic movement occurred in the Fault of Motaguam that goes from the islands Cayman and Guatemala, in the Western Caribbean Sea, says the digital website Cubadebate.

The quake was.6 magnitude larger than the 7.0 natural disaster that devastated Haiti in 2010.

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

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned that tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) above tide level could hit parts of Honduras, Belize, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, San Andres and Providencia (Colombia), Jamaica, Cuba, among others. There were no early reports of injuries or damage on the land.

The temblor was only 6.2 miles deep.

Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of seismic services of Central America and the Caribbean are today on alert in the face of probable replicas of an quake that shook the zone late last night with an intensity of 7.6 degree in the Richter scale.

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