A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Amapala in Honduras on Sunday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:08:49 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jg5r. Id of event: us2000jg5r. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7422 West, latitude 13.1997 North, depth = 195.12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 195.12 km (121 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/02/19 / 2019-02-11 00:08:49 / February 11, 2019 @ 12:08 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Marcos de Colón, Chichigalpa, Corinto. Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SW of Amapala, Honduras.
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