The tsunami advisory issued for the British Virgin Islands has been cancelled.
The advisory on the BVI was issued late Tuesday evening after an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.6 occurred north of Honduras.
According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, the epicentre was located at latitude 17.5 North and longitude 83.6 West, which is approximately 1,447 miles west of Road Town, Tortola.
The earthquake had a depth of 20 miles.
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said a tsunami advisory means that sea level is expected to repeatedly rise and fall by as much as one foot (0.3 meters) to 3.3 feet (1 meter) above and below the tide level in cycles that may take from five minutes to an hour.
The DDM said these sea level changes will be accompanied by dangerously strong and unusual near-shore ocean currents and minor flooding of harbours and beaches.
This level of tsunami impact is a hazard to swimmers, surfers, divers, and others engaging in coastal ocean recreation or work activities. It is also a hazard to persons and boats in harbours, the DDM added.
The DDM further said in a release that if an earthquake poses only a potential tsunami threat to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, a tsunami advisory will be issued.
The Puerto Rico Seismic Network is the entity responsible for issuing such advisories for the British Virgin Islands.