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Cancun shopping center evacuated due to Honduras earthquake

Cancun, Q. R. — After the report of an earthquake in Honduras, government officials in Quintana Roo have ruled out damage. The 5.7 tremor, which happened at 9:13 a.m. Monday off the coast of Honduras, was felt by some as far away as Cancun.

Many residents in the state’s capital city of Chetumal reported feeling the ground shake from the earthquake. Quintana Roo Civil Protection ruled out damage in the state. State governor Carlos Joaquin also took to social media to confirm there was no reported damage to health or other infrastructure due to the Honduras quake.

A shopping center in the Cancun Hotel Zone was evacuated due to the earthquake. Civil Protection of the municipality of Benito Juárez (Cancun) also confirmed zero reports of damage from the 5.7 earthquake.

Antonio Riveroll Ribbon, head of the municipal agency, did say that tours will still be made to verify that there has not been any structural damage to buildings.

Emmanuel Hedding Medina, coordinador operativo de Protección Civil de Solidaridad, added that one person from Playa del Carmen and two from Puerto Aventuras reported feeling tremors. He said several people called the agency asking if there was an earthquake.

A report issued by the Colombian Geological Survey said it was a shallow depth 5.6 earthquake north of Honduras.

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