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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near El Progreso in Honduras

Earthquake location 15.4079S, -87.8616WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Progreso in Honduras. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -87.8616 West, latitude 15.4079 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d7vr. Id of event: us2000d7vr. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:42:15 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 13:42:15 / February 18, 2018 @ 1:42 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Choloma (c. 139 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto Cortez (c. 48 000 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Siguatepeque, Puerto Barrios, Yoro. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km W of El Progreso, Honduras.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.8616° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4079° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of El Progreso, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-18 13:42:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-26 00:50:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 248 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 0.766 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d7vr Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7vr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d7vr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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