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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Amapala in Honduras

Earthquake location 13.304S, -87.727WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Amapala in Honduras. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.91 km (109 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -87.727 West, latitude 13.304 North, depth = 175.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g9n5. Id of event: us1000g9n5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 14:19:36 / August 15, 2018 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:19:36 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marcala, Chinandega, El Viejo (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 8 km W of Amapala, Honduras.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.727° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.304° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 175.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Amapala, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-15 14:19:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-30 11:38:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 0.868 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000g9n5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g9n5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g9n5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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