BREAKING : 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Honduras coast
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook the Caribbean Sea early Tuesday night with hazardous tsunami waves possible.
The earthquake occurred west of Jamaica at a depth of just 6.2 miles (10 km).
According to the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC), hazardous tsunami waves are possible within 621 miles (1,000 km) of the quake's epicenter.
Tsunami waves up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) above tide level are possible for some coasts of Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras and Cayman Islands, according to the NTWC).
Hazardous tsunami waves are also possible along some coastal areas of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island, the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
People near the coast should seek higher ground immediately.
No tsunami is expected along the United States' Gulf and East Coasts.