A 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.
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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. 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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