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2009-05-28 07:45:00

A strong earthquake hit Honduras early on Thursday, taking the life of a teen as it crushed homes and for a short time created a tsunami alert for the Caribbean coast. The 7.1 quake shook Honduras' northeast coast close to the scuba-diving resort island of Roatan and smashed homes and buildings throughout the north of the hugely poor country populated with 7 million people. Emergency services officials announced that a 15-year-old boy perished in La Lima, 100 miles north of Honduras's capital...


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