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A tsunami advisory issued for parts of the Caribbean and Central America was cancelled late last night, but fears continue to linger in the region.

The advisory was issued following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras early Tuesday night.

While there have been no reports of damage, local disaster officials are reiterating calls for preparedness in case of an eventuality.

It has been reported from this event, despite the high magnitude and several strong aftershocks. “We have reports that it was felt in the majority of the country, but we don’t have reports of damage,” said Lizandro Rosales, director of Honduras’ contingencies commission.

People near the coast should seek higher ground immediately. Quickly receding water has been observed along the shores of Belize. Some reports indicate the water has receded up to 10 feet.

However, the National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has indicated that "there is no longer a tsunami threat from this earthquake" as of 10:48 p.m. CDT.
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