An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 struck off the coast of Costa Rica.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 struck off the coast of Costa Rica on Wednesday.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey there are no immediate accounts of damage or injuries.
A tsunami watch was in effect for much of the Caribbean‚ including along the coastlines of Brazil‚ Mexico‚ most countries in Central America and many islands.
The US government says earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the Caribbean region.