A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Sandy Bay in Honduras. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 03:26:03 / August 19, 2019 @ 3:26 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:26:03 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9195 West, latitude 16.4304 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us600056vc. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056vc.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ceiba, Coxen Hole (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from La Ceiba (c. 130 200 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WNW of Sandy Bay, Honduras. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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