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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near La Libertad in Honduras



Earthquake location 14.8182S, -87.5687WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.5687° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8182° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE of La Libertad, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-22 08:54:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 09:12:25 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 312 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 0.809 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us20005ktb Id of event.
Event Code 20005ktb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ktb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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