A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Jamalteca in Honduras. Id of earthquake: us200062iv. Event ids that are associated: us200062iv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/16 / 2016-05-08 14:00:57 / May 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.53 km (10 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:00:57 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -87.6184 West, latitude 14.7075 North, depth = 16.53 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaimaca, La Lima, Tegucigalpa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tegucigalpa (c. 850 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Comayagua (c. 58 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Siguatepeque (c. 43 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villanueva (c. 31 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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