A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Libertad in Honduras on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.11 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 08:54:28 / April 22, 2016 @ 8:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10.11 km, -87.5687° West, 14.8182° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:54:28 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005ktb. Event ids that are associated: us20005ktb.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Tegucigalpa (c. 850 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Comayagua (c. 58 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Siguatepeque (c. 43 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Villanueva (c. 31 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan Pueblo, San Luis, Tegucigalpa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km NE of La Libertad, Honduras. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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