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Central America, Caribbean breathe relief after tsunami threat passes

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A tsunami threat placed Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean on edge.

Officials issued a tsunami warning following an earthquake off of the coast of Honduras. With a 7.6 magnitude, the tremor shook the Central American nation along with its neighbors, Belize and Mexico. 

Tsunami Threat

Because the earthquake was one of the largest experienced in the region, officials prepared residents for the worst. In 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Japan resulted in a tsunami devastating the island country.

If a tsunami occurred, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands would have been in its path, making their post-hurricane recovery more difficult. Officials in all countries expressed relief. Honduras reports no serious damage or casualties.

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