A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km WSW of Great Swan Island, Honduras (53 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.92 km (9 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 08:53:09 / October 25, 2016 @ 8:53 am. Exact location, longitude -84.6998° West, latitude 17.1909° North, depth = 14.92 km. Event id: us20007gkf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gkf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:53:09 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 85 km WSW of Great Swan Island, Honduras.
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