Huge 8.0 earthquake strikes off Honduras

Huge 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras

Huge 8.0 earthquake strikes off Honduras

A massive 8.0 earthquake, originally reported as a 7.6 magnitude, struck off of Honduras, approximately 152 miles north of Puerto Lempira less than 2 hours ago at 02:51 UTC on January 10, 2018.

This is the largest earthquake in decades to strike in the Caribbean on the Cayman trench.

A tsunami watch has been issued for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands due to the size of the quake.

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So far there have been no reports of damages or injuries.

The quakes was registered at a depth of 10 km.


• 201.9 km (125.2 mi) NNE of Barra Patuca, Honduras
• 245.2 km (152.0 mi) N of Puerto Lempira, Honduras
• 303.1 km (187.9 mi) SW of George Town, Cayman Islands
• 305.7 km (189.5 mi) SW of West Bay, Cayman Islands
• 312.0 km (193.4 mi) SW of Bodden Town, Cayman Islands

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