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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Travesia in Honduras

Earthquake location 16.2416S, -87.9808WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Travesia in Honduras. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 11:23:07 / December 30, 2016 @ 11:23 am. The temblor was detected at 05:23:07 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.25 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -87.9808° West, 16.2416° North, depth 21.25 km. Id of earthquake: us10007nrb. Event ids that are associated: us10007nrb.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lívingston, La Lima, Punta Gorda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Choloma (c. 139 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto Cortez (c. 48 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tela (c. 29 300 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 42 km NNW of Travesia, Honduras.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.9808° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2416° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km NNW of Travesia, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-30 11:23:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 12:25:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 299 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 1.928 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us10007nrb Id of event.
Event Code 10007nrb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007nrb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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