A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Victoria in Honduras on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.7989 West, latitude 15.5437 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:35:14 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007pwg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007pwg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 07:35:14 / February 14, 2020 @ 7:35 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Choloma (c. 139 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from El Progreso (c. 100 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Puerto Cortez (c. 48 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Villanueva (c. 31 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yoro, Santa Bárbara, Azacualpa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km NNE of Victoria, Honduras.
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