A tsunami watch was in effect for Honduras and Belize, Guatemala, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. “There is a possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than 100 kilometers from the earthquake epicenter,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on its Web site.
In Belize, at least three homes have been destroyed and a water tower collapsed in Indepence Village down South. Roads are cracked and sink holes are appearing all over Belize and it's outlaying islands.
There are now reports coming in from Roatan of major structural damage to many structures and three unconfirmed reports of deaths.
The quake was originally reported to have a 7.4 magnitude.
UPDATE - MAY 29th, 2009
Two more earthquakes have occurred in Honduras as of this morning. One inland south of the port town La Ceiba another west of Utila island in the Caribbean Sea. The quakes were a magnitude of 4.8 and 4.6 respectively.