Magnitude 7.6 earthquake triggers tsunami fears in Caribbean

Earthquake in Caribbean prompts tsunami warning; no deaths reported

Honduran President Juan Orlando tweeted, "In face of the natural disaster registered in our country, we have activated the emergency system, please remain calm, report any emergency to @ 911Honduras".

Puerto Rico authorities monitoring coastlines of 46 municipalities on the United States territory.

A Tsunami warning has been issued for Jamaica, following a magnitude 7.6 quake that struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night.

There were no early reports of serious damage on land.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also issued an advisory for a number of countries in the Caribbean but they later recalled all warnings, saying that the threat had passed.

For instance, the 2010 quake that caused major damage in Haiti was a lesser magnitude of 7.0.

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The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake's epicenter is sparsely populated, with much of it covered by nature reserves.

Regarding Cuba, the National Center of Seismological Research offered details of the event, located 44 kilometers east of Swan Islands in Honduras and some 450 kilometers south-southwest of the Isle of Youth.

The tremor occurred in the sea between the island of Cuba and the coasts of Honduras and Belize, according to maps published by USGS.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez via Twitter said that Honduras had activated its emergency system and asked people to remain calm.

He said there were no plans to evacuate anyone.

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