A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from French Harbor in Honduras on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 19:36:23 / February 2, 2016 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wnp. Unique identifier: us20004wnp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:36:23 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.3005 West, latitude 16.7169 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Trujillo (c. 9 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trujillo, Coxen Hole. Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 43 km NNE of French Harbor, Honduras.
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