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Quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes off Honduras

A powerful earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck northeast of Roatan in Honduras early on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

world Updated: May 28, 2009 14:50 IST
Reuters

A powerful earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck northeast of Roatan in Honduras early on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake that hit 39 miles (64 km) northeast of Roatan, Islas de la Bahia, had a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).

A tsunami watch was in effect for Honduras and Belize, Guatemala, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake was originally reported to have a 7.4 magnitude.

First Published: May 28, 2009 14:47 IST