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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Amapala in Honduras

Earthquake location 13.2232S, -87.6605WA 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.

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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. 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.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.6605° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 201.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S of Amapala, Honduras Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-25 02:36:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-25 02:54:18 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 0.91 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us70008fhz Id of event.
Event Code 70008fhz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008fhz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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