Honduras tsunami alert after 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Caribbean

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Warning center urges action to be taken in disaster-hit British and US Virgin Islands too after powerful quake

A tsunami alert has been issued for Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck in a region still reeling from two hurricanes.

The US Tsunami Warning Center said waves up to a metre above tidal levels were possible in the hours after the quake struck north of Honduras at 10.52pm local time on Tuesday. The quake was very shallow, at only 6.2 miles (10km).

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