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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near El Rancho in Honduras

Earthquake location 14.6427S, -87.4462WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from El Rancho in Honduras. Unique identifier: us70007mdh. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007mdh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 02:54:35 / February 10, 2020 @ 2:54 am. The earthquake was roughly 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). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:54:35 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -87.4462° West, 14.6427° North.

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tegucigalpa (c. 850 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Comayagua (c. 58 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Siguatepeque (c. 43 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Paz (c. 17 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yoro (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Progreso, San Manuel, Santa Bárbara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km SE of El Rancho, Honduras.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.4462° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6427° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SE of El Rancho, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-10 02:54:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-10 03:13:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007mdh Id of event.
Event Code 70007mdh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007mdh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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