A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tela in Honduras on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 09:02:55 / February 17, 2019 @ 9:02 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jj3j. Unique identifier: us2000jj3j. Exact location of event, longitude -87.5392 West, latitude 15.895 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:02:55 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pimienta Vieja, Potrerillos, Cofradía. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Choloma (c. 139 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Ceiba (c. 130 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Puerto Cortez (c. 48 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 15 km NW of Tela, Honduras.
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