For a few hours this afternoon, Belize was under a Tsunami Watch following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Cuba around one thirty. The effects of the earthquake spanned to the Cayman Islands, causing massive infrastructural damage. Several countries were also placed under Tsunami watch. By three o’clock in the afternoon, however, the all clear was issued by NEMO. Love News was alerted of the tsunami watch by the National Coordinator at the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), Major Sheldon Defore. He explained how Belize could have been affected and what precautions were to be taken.
As we noted, by 3:05 this afternoon, the all clear was issued. The last time Belize was placed on a Tsunami Watch was back in January 2018 after an earthquake hit off the coast of Honduras.