A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Savannah Bight in Honduras. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 10:15:55 / March 6, 2019 @ 10:15 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -85.5154 West, latitude 16.3309 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 04:15:55 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000jb6y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jb6y.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tocoa (c. 30 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Trujillo (c. 9 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocoa, Trujillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 38 km ESE of Savannah Bight, Honduras.
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