A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from French Harbor in Honduras. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:17:46 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 18:17:46 / January 1, 2019 @ 6:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.2176 West, latitude 16.7215 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000izny. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000izny.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coxen Hole (min 5000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km NNE of French Harbor, Honduras.
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