The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned that tsunami waves up to three feet above tide level could hit parts of Honduras, Belize and Puerto Rico, along with the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, according to CNN. About two hours after the quake, according to the CNN report, the center said the threat had passed, withdrawing all tsunami advisories connected with the quake.
“We have reports that it was felt in the majority of the country, but we don’t have reports of damage,” Lizandro Rosales, director of Honduras’ contingencies commission, told AccuWeather.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.8, was centered 125 miles northeast of Barra Patuca in Honduras and 191 miles southwest of George Town in the Cayman Islands.
According to the AccuWeather report, Tuesday night's earthquake was stronger than the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.