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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Great Swan Island in Honduras



Earthquake location 17.1042S, -84.6738WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 86 km WSW of Great Swan Island, Honduras (53 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 15.57 km, -84.6738° West, 17.1042° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 03:20:39 / January 18, 2016 @ 3:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.57 km (10 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:20:39 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004fa4. Event ids that are associated: us10004fa4.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km WSW of Great Swan Island, Honduras.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.6738° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1042° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km WSW of Great Swan Island, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-18 03:20:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 03:32:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 432 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.93 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004fa4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004fa4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fa4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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