(CBS SF) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Tuesday night in the Caribbean Sea near Honduras, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A tsunami advisory is in effect for the islands of Puerto Rico and both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The quake was recorded at about 9:52 p.m. EST and had a depth of about 6.2 miles. It struck about 27 miles east of Honduras’ Great Swan Island, according to the USGS.

Alfredo E Sanchez, of Santa Rosa, California posted on Facebook that he felt the quake from Mexico, where is on vacation.

“Yes, my family and I felt it at Bacalar Mexico where we are vacationing 3 hours away from Cancún,” Sanchez wrote.

UPDATE: The USGS downgraded the earthquake from a magnitude 7.8 to a magnitude 7.6. The National Weather Service said at about 11:22 p.m. EST that the tsunami advisory for for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands has been cancelled.

Comments (2)
  1. Honduras is a complete waste of a country to begin with and I am sure this little quake did not damage anything of any worth.
    It is God’s way of telling these lazies to start to learn how to read and write and not run around like Neanderthals.

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