7.1 Quake Strikes Off Honduras
Tsunami watch in effect for 3 Central American countries
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2009 5:15 AM CDT
Today's quake struck 40 miles from Roatan, an island off the Honduran coast.   (©Esme_Vos)
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(Newser) – A powerful earthquake struck early this morning about 40 miles northeast of an island off the coast of Honduras, Reuters reports. No injuries have been reported, but the 7.1 magnitude quake triggered a tsunami watch for Honduras, Belize and Guatemala. The quake's epicenter is nearest to Roatan, an island popular with tourists that is surrounded by the world's second largest coral reef.