A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Amapala in Honduras. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:37:27 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 203.39 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a16h. Unique identifier: us2000a16h. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 02:37:27 / July 26, 2017 @ 2:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7527 West, latitude 13.2276 North, depth = 203.39 km.
Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Chinandega, Somotillo.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 12 km SW of Amapala, Honduras. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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