Yesterday, I wrote an article about the scary absence of large earthquakes last month around the world. Indeed, not a single quake with a magnitude larger than M6.0 had happened in the last 25 days. Well, a few hours after publication, the very strong M7.6 earthquake forecast struck near the Great Swan Island, Honduras. Pressure is still being released as a series of aftershocks spreads like hell. Now one of the most impressive consequence of this earthquake was the water receding from several beaches in San Pedro, Belize as tsunami warning was claimed for Belize and Honduras! Look by yourself:

1-2 hours after the quake, minor tsunami waves (up to 30 cm / 0.98 feet) have been observed:

Small tsunamis observed after the powerful M7.6 earthquake in Honduras
Small tsunamis observed after the powerful M7.6 earthquake in Honduras. via Tsunami.gov

Now here a few pictures of the water receding in San Pedro, Belize:

Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9, 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018
Water recedes in Belize after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras on January 9 2018

And here a video from Puerto Morelos, also in Belize:

Do you think this Ocean disappearance was linked to a tsunami?

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1 COMMENT

  1. The bottom of the sea may have been moved, and the sea water has receded from the earthquake. On the other hand … Usually the sutnami, appers after the earthquake, a few hours later. It’s very rare that the water of the sea has receded, and that it has not returned to its place again.

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