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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tela in Honduras

Earthquake location 16.3339S, -87.1977WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.1977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NNE of Tela, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-10 03:34:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-11 21:35:03 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 340 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 2.264 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us200063d3 Id of event.
Event Code 200063d3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200063d3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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