A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Wawina in Honduras on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.93 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 20:11:19 / December 15, 2020 @ 8:11 pm. Event id: us7000crbr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crbr. The temblor was picked up at 20:11:19 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -84.3349° West, latitude 15.2141° North, depth = 16.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Waspam (c. 6 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puerto Lempira (c. 4 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waspam, Puerto Lempira (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSE of Wawina, Honduras. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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