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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Savannah Bight in Honduras



Earthquake location 16.8192S, -85.8348WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Savannah Bight in Honduras. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:59 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -85.8348 West, latitude 16.8192 North, depth = 35.71 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 22:14:59 / February 9, 2017 @ 10:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.71 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008it5. Unique identifier: us20008it5.

Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coxen Hole (min 5000 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 has struck near. 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.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km N of Savannah Bight, Honduras. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.8348° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.8192° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km N of Savannah Bight, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-09 22:14:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-09 22:41:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 312 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 3.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us20008it5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008it5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008it5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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