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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near La Libertad in Honduras

Earthquake location 14.7655S, -87.6277WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Libertad in Honduras. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.4 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:33:20 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005hnz. Event ids that are associated: us10005hnz. Exact location of earthquake, -87.6277° West, 14.7655° North, depth 15.4 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/16 / 2016-05-10 07:33:20 / May 10, 2016 @ 7:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cofradía, Tegucigalpa, San Luis (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tegucigalpa (c. 850 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Comayagua (c. 58 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Siguatepeque (c. 43 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Villanueva (c. 31 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NW of La Libertad, Honduras. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.6277° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW 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 2016-05-10 07:33:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 08:11:31 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 246 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 0.783 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005hnz Id of event.
Event Code 10005hnz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005hnz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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