A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Tela in Honduras on Thursday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:34:20 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/06/16 / 2016-06-10 03:34:20 / June 10, 2016 @ 3:34 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200063d3. Id of event: us200063d3. Exact location of event, longitude -87.1977 West, latitude 16.3339 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from La Ceiba (c. 130 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Puerto Cortez (c. 48 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tela (c. 29 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Baracoa (c. 9 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mezapa (c. 6 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Pueblo (c. 5 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Cortez, Mezapa, Baracoa. Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km NNE of Tela, Honduras.
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