A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Gracias in Honduras. Exact location of event, longitude -88.5423 West, latitude 14.4117 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 05:56:49 / September 17, 2017 @ 5:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:56:49 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000apf5. Unique identifier: us2000apf5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Siguatepeque (c. 43 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Martín (c. 39 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Rosa de Copán (c. 27 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Aguilares (c. 21 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco, San Vicente, Ajuterique.
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 19 km SSE of Gracias, Honduras. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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