A 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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