Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.6-magnitude quake near Honduras

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CARIBBEAN — The risk of a tsunami in the Caribbean has passed hours after a major earthquake off the coast of Honduras.

The quake registered 7.6, according to the United States Geological Survey — making it more powerful than the one that destroyed Haiti eight-years ago.

But most of the area directly impacted by the quake is sparsely populated, and there are very few reports of serious damage.

A tsunami warning was issued then canceled, for Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.