A 7.6-magnitude quake struck the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Honduras Tuesday night, triggering tsunami warnings for Puerto Rico and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands.
There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST.
A major natural disaster, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night.
Tsunami centres issued advisories for Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands as well as on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, warning that sea levels could rise from 1ft to 3ft (0.3m to 1m) above normal, but no tsunami materialised.
Honduras activated emergency system, ask people to remain calm: President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Rempel reported himself safe on Wednesday (Jan. 10), revealing that he was staying in Cancun when the quake occurred and could still feel the effects, even though he was just over 400 miles away from Honduras.
A tsunami advisory signals a threat to those in or near water, as strong currents and waves could be unsafe.
The epicenter is located off the northern coast of Honduras. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said, and the quake triggered tsunami warnings across the Caribbean that were canceled two hours later.
The Swan Island quake was one of the strongest to strike the Caribbean since recordkeeping began.