7.4 Magnitude eartiquake strikes off Honduras coast, Tsunami warning in effect

May 28th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin  

A quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes 27 miles off Roatan, Honduras according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), operated by NOAA has issued a Tsunami warning for Honduras, Belize and Guatemala.

A snippet from the bulletin:

A destructive widespread Tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and Tsunami data.

However - there is the possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. authorities for the region near the epicenter should be aware of this possibility. areas further from the epicenter could experience small sea level changes and strong or unusual coastal currents.

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