5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Honduras, no one injured

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In the north of Honduras on Tuesday morning, the magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred but did not result in serious damage or casualties, according to local media.

The quake’s epicenter was about 38 km northeast of the coastal city of Thela near the Caribbean Sea and was 10 km deep, according to the US Geological Survey. Honduran firefighters organization spokesman Oscar Triminio said they would continue to monitor the situation, “and at the moment we have no reports of damage,” according to Reuters.

The earthquake did not cause a tsunami, and no one died as a result.

Honduras is a relatively poor Latin American country of 7 million people affected by deadly earthquakes who have claimed many victims in the past. In 2008, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed five people and destroyed homes across the country, according to Reuters.

In the past, earthquakes in Latin American countries such as Honduras caused widespread destruction and loss of life while exposing their coastlines to tsunami hazards.

In the past, earthquakes in Latin American countries such as Honduras caused widespread destruction and loss of life while exposing their coastlines to tsunami hazards.
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Among the victims were four children aged between 3 and 15 who died when the building they were sleeping in collapsed near Roatan Island.

“They were all asleep. Most of them died, crushed,” said Randolfo Funes, at the time an employee of the civil protection agency of Honduras. told Reuters. Moreover, the earthquake briefly triggered tsunami alarms across the country. Central America coast of the Caribbean Sea and damaged the infrastructure of the neighboring country of Guatemala.

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