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7.1 magnitude earthquake off Honduras coast

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a large earthquake off the coast of Honduras.

The quake has a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 and is at the relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

The quake is 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of La Ceiba, Honduras, and 200 miles (320 kilometers) from the capital, Tegucigalpa.

The Pacific tsunami warning center says a local tsunami watch is in effect for Honduras, Belize and Guatemala.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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