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Quake of 7.6 magnitude strikes off Central America: USGS

Quake of 7.6 magnitude strikes off Central America: USGS

"Amazing trip to #Cancun ended last night with our condo shaking like insane as a result of an natural disaster off the coast of Honduras".

The singer took to Instagram to let fans know he was safe after a massive 7.6 magnitude natural disaster struck the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras.

The warnings for the disaster-hit countries were short lived.

The quake rattled window in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa over 320 miles away and was also felt as far as Mexico. The tremor struck in the sea about 125 miles north-northeast of Barra Patuca, Honduras, and 188 miles southwest of George Town, Cayman Islands.

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

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After the natural disaster, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an advisory, warning areas like Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands of a potential tsunami.

The National Coordinator of Civil Protection in Mexico Luis Felipe Puente wrote, "Based on information from the Tsunami Alert Center @SEMAR_mx, we ruled out the possibility of the generation of a #Tsunami".

There is no reported damage from the natural disaster.

The Swan Island quake was one of the strongest to strike the Caribbean since recordkeeping began.

The quake was recorded at 9:52 p.m. EST and had a depth of about 6.2 miles.


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