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Powerful earthquake detected off coast of Honduras
Posted: 04:54 AM ET
(CNN) — A powerful earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.1, was reported off the coast of Honduras early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The National Weather Service placed the central American country under a tsunami watch. The watch was also in effect for Belize and Guatemala.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The earthquake was recorded about 27 miles (43 km) from Roatan. Initially, the Geological Survey issued a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 for the quake.