Monster 7.6 magnitude EARTHQUAKE threatens Caribbean with TSUNAMI (Source express.co.uk)
Multiple tsunami warnings were issued for the hurricane devastated islands of Puerto Rico, the British and US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba and Nicaragua.
Warnings of a “potential threat” were also issued for Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Belize after the earthquake, initially recorded by the USGS as a 7.8 magnitude, struck 44km east of Great Swan Island, Honduras. The advisories came as the region is still recovering from the devastation left by several deadly hurricanes last year – including Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Nate and Hurricane Maria. The NWS Pacific Warning Center in a statement said: “Based on all available data… hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts.
“Persons located in the threatened coastal areas should stay alert for information and follow instructions from national and local authorities.”