Thursday, May 28, 2009
Earthquake Rocks Hondarus
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras-- An early thursday earthquake toppled nearly two dozen homes in Honduras and Belize.
The 7.1 magntitude earthquake killed at least four people and injured at least 40. The Earthquake struck off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, 80 miles northeast of the beach town of La Ceiba
Electricity, phones and Internet connections have been reportedly cut across a large part of Honduras.
Democracy Bridge, which spans the country's largest river, the Ulua, collapsed in the town of El Progreso. The bridge is one of two connecting the northern city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras' second-largest, with the rest of the country.
The last major earthquake to rattle the Central American nation was a 6.7 magnitude in July 1999, according to the U.S.G.S