Tsunami advisory in effect for Puerto Rico after magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Caribbean

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 struck the Caribbean Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A tsunami advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The USGS said that hazardous tsunami waves were “possible” for coasts located within 1,000 kilometers of the earthquake epicenter — which includes coasts of Jamaica, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica and more.

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