A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sandy Bay in Honduras. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c9as. Event ids that are associated: us6000c9as. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 03:24:17 / October 19, 2020 @ 3:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:24:17 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.9202 West, latitude 16.2762 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Olanchito, San Juan Pueblo, Tela (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from La Ceiba (c. 130 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tela (c. 29 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Olanchito (c. 26 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Coxen Hole (c. 7 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Pueblo (c. 5 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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