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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - North of Honduras on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - information

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 543 km northeast of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 02:51 GMT

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 543 km northeast of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 02:51 GMT

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 10, 2018 02:51:32 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.41°N / 83.5°W (Caribbean Sea, Honduras)
Antipode: 17.41°S / 96.5°E
Nearby towns and cities:
230 km (143 mi) NNE of Papalaya (pop: 1,230) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) SW of Georgetown (George Town, Cayman Islands) (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SW of West Bay (Cayman Islands) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NE of Tocoa (pop: 30,800) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) NE of Olanchito (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) ENE of La Ceiba (pop: 130,200) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) NE of Juticalpa (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NE of Yoro (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NE of Danli (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
543 km (337 mi) NE of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.510 kmNorth of HondurasGFZ
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Old fort, nc 28762 (2030.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Our whole trailer was shaking but nothing was broken so it was really more like in between light and moderate.  
near Saint Pauls, Robeson, North Carolina (1983.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Greenbrier AR (2109 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Marni Houston Tucson Arizona (3237 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Tucson (3233.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Quick bump  
Tucson, AZ 85743 (3232.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Loud Boom followed by a smaller boom, felt inside our home, rattles windows, alarms dogs.  
Old Fort, North Carolina / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My boyfriend and I honestly thought something fell onto our trailer. Our neighbor thought his sun hit his trailer.  
Bassonia, Johannesburg / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Heard a loud rumbling and then the wall unit shook. My cays sll tan and hid. Passef bu quickly  
Newfoundland / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s
Marion nc / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the bed asleep and it woke me up because my bed was shaking.  
Durham, NC 27707 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Old fort North Carolina / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Coeur d Alene, Idaho, United States (2509.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I had my elbows propped on the kitchen table. I had the sensation of moving back and forth and thought I was feeling an odd dizziness but then realized my whole body, chair and table were rumbling.  
South Glens falls / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, MX (547.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt indoors on 3rd floor of Privilege Aluxes Hotel in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Thought my wife was kicking the couch until I saw the TV shaking a bit. Felt 2-3 instances of shaking over a span of 10 seconds.  
Benton, Saline, Arkansas (2114.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I was awake at the time of the quake, did NOT feel anything. (reported through our app)  
Punta Nizuc, Cancun / Light shaking (MMI IV)
near Belize City (510.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
Nyack, Rockland, New York (2789.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Belmont, Loudoun, Virginia (2480.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cozumel / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Diriamba, Nicaragua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Princeton, Gibson, Indiana (2360.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Benque Viejo Town, Cayo District, Belize (599.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Thought it was the refrigerator defrosting making noise but then noticed the water gallons shaking so knew then it must be tremors from an earthquake (reported through our app)  
shropshire / not felt : Boring Britain nothing's ever happened  
Tonala, Jalisco (2104.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz (1244.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Puerto Barrios, Izabal (573.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Hialeah Gardens, Miami-Dade County, Florida (996.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I live in 4 story building. I was sitting in front of my desk and I felt a little bit of shaking. In my room the flat tv was shaking like for 10 seconds.  
Spanish Lookout, Belize (592.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 15, 2019 21:07
3 years ago
4.4

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 185 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Sep 16, 2019 09:51
3 years ago
4.4

10 km
Caribbean Sea, Honduras, 210 km SW of Georgetown, George Town, Cayman IslandsMore
Aug 4, 2019 19:23
3 years ago
4.1

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 242 km N of Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios, HondurasMore
Jun 11, 2019 18:49
3 years ago
4.6

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 192 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Apr 28, 2019 07:43
3 years ago - felt
4.8

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 69 km NE of Coxen Hole, Roatán, Bay Islands Department, HondurasMore
Mar 6, 2019 10:15
3 years ago
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 66 km NE of Trujillo, Colon, HondurasMore
Mar 2, 2019 12:55
3 years ago
4.1

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 120 km S of Georgetown, George Town, Cayman IslandsMore
Feb 7, 2019 13:16
3 years ago
4.3

36 km
Caribbean Sea, 361 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Jan 1, 2019 18:17
3 years ago
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 58 km NE of Coxen Hole, Roatán, Bay Islands Department, HondurasMore
Sep 27, 2018 15:14
4 years ago
4.2

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 492 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
May 9, 2018 21:07
4 years ago
4.2

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 416 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Apr 9, 2018 04:32
4 years ago
4.9

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 390 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Mar 5, 2018 11:35
4 years ago - felt
4.6

37 km
Caribbean Sea, 89 km NE of Coxen Hole, Roatán, Bay Islands Department, HondurasMore
Jan 27, 2018 14:40
4 years ago
4.5

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 364 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Jan 22, 2018 13:58
4 years ago
4.5

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 495 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Jan 21, 2018 00:55
4 years ago
4.0

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 418 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Jan 14, 2018 19:46
4 years ago
4.4

33 km
Caribbean Sea, 385 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Jan 10, 2018 07:10
4 years ago
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 373 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Jan 10, 2018 05:13
4 years ago
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 489 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Jan 10, 2018 04:57
4 years ago
4.5

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 423 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Jan 10, 2018 04:51
4 years ago
4.6

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 434 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Jan 10, 2018 04:12
4 years ago
4.5

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 391 km NE of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Jan 10, 2018 03:40
4 years ago - felt
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 374 km NE of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore

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