A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Guanaja in Honduras. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 04:09:59 / February 29, 2016 @ 4:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004ti3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ti3. Exact location, longitude -86.1763° West, latitude 16.6836° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:09:59 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coxen Hole. Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 43 km NW of Guanaja, Honduras.
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