A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Amapala in Honduras on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -87.6605 West, latitude 13.2232 North, depth = 201.84 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 201.84 km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 02:36:10 / March 25, 2020 @ 2:36 am. The temblor was detected at 20:36:10 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70008fhz. Event ids that are associated: us70008fhz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Santiago de María, Ciudad Barrios (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
Questions or comments?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 7 km S of Amapala, Honduras.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.