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

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

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake  - North of Honduras on Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Date & time: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:51 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.41°N / 83.5°W (Honduras)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) NE of Barra Patuca (pop: 2,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
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!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 10 Jan 02:51 UTCM 7.5 / 10 kmNorth of HondurasGFZ

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User reports for this quake (134)

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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.
1983.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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.
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.
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)
510.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
2789.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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)
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
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)
573.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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)
Cancun / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very disturbing; worried more to come.
Isla Mujeres, Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Roatan, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Grand caymans / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cancun / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mérida, Yuc. México / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cancun (538.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cancún Mexixo (546.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Playa Del Carmen / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Thought someone was shaking the bed. At a coastal all-inclusive resort just north of PDC.
353.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Hotel Palma real la ceiba honduras (375.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shakeing
836.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lamps on long ropes were waving.
Corozal / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I just felt it once
1849.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
chetumal / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cancun / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tulum Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (296 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Aventuras Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : All living room was shaking!!
Dangriga Town / Light shaking (MMI IV) : short motion 12 seconds tops
Playa del Carmen / Light shaking (MMI IV)
isla mujeres / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lying in bed - bed was shaking - could see it moving. Table next to bed also shaking.
Chetumal Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
san pedro sula / not felt
Placencia, Belize (543.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I have never felt an earthquake before but the floor is cement where I am renting. I come here for the winters from Canada. The floor was moving and it was very easy to tell it was a light after shock from somewhere. You have a great website. At first I thought I was nuts but now I can see it was the real thing. Thanks for posting this so quick. Sharene
Tegucigalpa (539.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Belize City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
cozumel (500.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
El Castillo, Costa Rica (787.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Akumal / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cozumel, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Playa del Carmen, Mex / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cancun, Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Belize City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belize / Weak shaking (MMI III)
664.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Honduras (545.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cancún (533.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mahahual / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Playa del Carmen, Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slow shaking for about 45 seconds
Tegucigalpa Honduras (547.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Grand cayman (287.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Leon, Nicaragua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
539.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belmopan (560.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
892 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I'm in a 3rd floor of a 7 floors building. (reported through our app)
Mérida Yucatán (686.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Playa del Carmen, Mexico (521.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I had just gone to bed. The bed was rocking, I thought perhaps a large truck had driven past, but I realized that there was no associated noise.
495.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belize / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Playa Del Carmen (314.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Carlos, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belmopan, Belize / Weak shaking (MMI III)
BELIZE City (497.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Mirror on wall was shaking. (reported through our app)
Belize City, Belize / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cancún / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Akumal, Mexico bed shook about three intervals (521.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Three intervals of bed shaking
Belize city (499.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
davie, florida (1018.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Belize City (Belize, 489 km W of epicenter) : I felt it at work I taught it was one of my colleagues messing around. (reported through EMSC)
Barra Patuca (Honduras, 192 km SW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte, no podía mantenerme en pies. (reported through EMSC)
Alajuela (Costa Rica, 822 km S of epicenter) : We are in the caribeen sea Right now and we Didn t feel anything... i am worry about stunami... Princess cruise (reported through EMSC)
(Honduras, 534 km SW of epicenter) : Bueno aquí en Comayagua algunos amigos lo sintieron, la verdad yo no. (reported through EMSC)
(Honduras, 374 km SW of epicenter) : Very, very strong quake. (reported through EMSC)
Kingston (Jamaica, 729 km E of epicenter) : My mom heard a little rumble in Hanover, Jamaica (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 553 km W of epicenter) : The feeling last for less than a minute. Furnitures were rumbling, and we fell things shaking for a few seconds twice in that minute. We are at the 3rd floor of an hotel in Cozumel. (reported through EMSC)
Cancún (Mexico, 539 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted about 30 seconds, dishes and doors rattling. Was on the couch and it started shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Morelos (Mexico, 515 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted a long time (reported through EMSC)
Belize City (Belize, 489 km W of epicenter) : Slight tremors, standing water in cooler moving from side to side, minor movement of boats in river at back of house. (reported through EMSC)
La Ceiba (Honduras, 386 km SW of epicenter) : Fue leve pero, lo sentí al ver como se movía las lámparas. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 1659 km W of epicenter) : Valió verga (reported through EMSC)
(Colombia, 1651 km SE of epicenter) : Aunque es una zona sismológica mente activa los sismos potentes suceden con menos frecuencia pero sucedenpor eso hay que estar maspendientes. (reported through EMSC)
(Costa Rica, 747 km S of epicenter) : Slow movement (reported through EMSC)
San Crisanto (Mexico, 736 km NW of epicenter) : heard faint rumbling, bed shook a little, then got stronger, the dogs were concerned. (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 733 km SW of epicenter) : Aqui no se sintio (reported through EMSC)
Chichigalpa (Nicaragua, 648 km SW of epicenter) : Estamos en Chichigalpa. Chinandega.COMENZÓ A AGIRARSE hacia los lados el agua dd la piscina en el club del Ingenio San Antonio, Se salió de los bordillos y una sensación de mareo. Impresionante! (reported through EMSC)
Spanish Lookout (Belize, 581 km W of epicenter) : I felt a little (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 557 km W of epicenter) : La cama vibraba. En esta zona no se sienten temblores asi que tardé en identificar lo que pasaba. Mi esposo ya estaba dormido y el temblor lo despertó. (reported through EMSC)
Belmopan (Belize, 555 km W of epicenter) : My bed was moving (reported through EMSC)
Belmopan (Belize, 554 km W of epicenter) : Could here thing creaking but very little to no movement. Lasted around 20 to 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Belmopan (Belize, 554 km W of epicenter) : Felt it in Belmopan (reported through EMSC)
Cancún (Mexico, 543 km NW of epicenter) : Cancun hotel zone laying in bed and bed started banging the wall and patio door starting banging open and close at same time (reported through EMSC)
Cancún (Mexico, 543 km NW of epicenter) : Laying in bed 3rd story building, felt the building shaking for about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Cancún (Mexico, 543 km NW of epicenter) : Sitting on couch and felt it shaking side to side. (reported through EMSC)
Cancún (Mexico, 543 km NW of epicenter) : Laying on bed watching my kids play in the room and my wife sleeping... the lamp on the room started moving very gently... (reported through EMSC)
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 541 km SW of epicenter) : This was the one I felt. Tegucigalpa. (reported through EMSC)
Orange Walk (Belize, 537 km W of epicenter) : Felt a slight shake (reported through EMSC)
Orange Walk (Belize, 536 km W of epicenter) : Yes I felt it (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 530 km NW of epicenter) : Muy leve (reported through EMSC)
San Joaquin (Belize, 528 km W of epicenter) : Short tremor, loud thunder like sound. (reported through EMSC)
(Belize, 525 km W of epicenter) : still continuing after say two minutes (reported through EMSC)
Corozal (Belize, 525 km W of epicenter) : My couch shook for about 5 seconds and that was all. My 2 dogs never even noticed it. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro Sula (Honduras, 519 km SW of epicenter) : Aquí en San Pedro Sula no senti nada, debió ser muy leve el movimiento. (reported through EMSC)
(Belize, 519 km W of epicenter) : This is only the 2 nd time I’ve ever felt a tremor. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro Sula (Honduras, 519 km SW of epicenter) : Se sintió algo leve, tenía un vaso de agua en la mesa y el agua comenzó a moverse (reported through EMSC)
Tulum (Mexico, 517 km NW of epicenter) : Le lit bougeait légèrement. (reported through EMSC)
Chetumal (Mexico, 517 km W of epicenter) : Es el primer temblor en esta región con esta intensidad. (reported through EMSC)
Playa del Carmen (Mexico, 516 km NW of epicenter) : Sitting in room in playa del carmen when felt room shaking for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
Playa del Carmen (Mexico, 516 km NW of epicenter) : just 3-4 seconds of shaking the building, clearly to feel on 3rd floor. Nothing that realy bothered someone, on the street the most people did not feel it (reported through EMSC)
Ladyville (Belize, 505 km W of epicenter) : Wow, this thing really moved our chairs and dinning table. It was enough to have us go seek shelter under a structural beam. (reported through EMSC)
(Belize, 504 km W of epicenter) : Two separate events about 1 minute apart. House shook but no damage. (reported through EMSC)
Belize City (Belize, 493 km W of epicenter) : 3 story building creaking and shaking, not violently. Enough to wake us up. Lasted 20-30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 489 km NW of epicenter) : On 6th floor of hotel. Swaying in building in Cozumel. (reported through EMSC)
(Belize, 476 km W of epicenter) : I barely felt it. Only a slight tremor. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro (Belize, 471 km W of epicenter) : Lights on wall rattled. Water in swimming pool sloshed. (reported through EMSC)
La Ceiba (Honduras, 388 km SW of epicenter) : I was in bed and everything started moving back and foward lightly for about a minute. (reported through EMSC)
(Honduras, 337 km W of epicenter) : Felt tremor for almost a minute, strong shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Honduras, 332 km W of epicenter) : felt it for like 40seconds..walls and lights slightly moving.. (reported through EMSC)
(Cayman Islands, 324 km NE of epicenter) : If earthquake location correct surprised it was felt in grand cayman (reported through EMSC)
George Town (Cayman Islands, 313 km NE of epicenter) : Felt a jolt about 5 mins before, noticed water was moving in cups on table. Then felt small shake which then grew in size, heard very low rumble. Thought about getting the kids out of bed. Then it stopped. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake: North of Honduras, 10 Jan 2018 02:51

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 15 Nov 2019 21:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    226 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2019 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (79 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Aug 2019 19:23 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 2019 18:49 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (136 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2019 07:43 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    284 km (177 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Mar 2019 10:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    246 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2019 12:55 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Feb 2019 13:16 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    230 km (143 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 2019 18:17 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    293 km (182 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Sep 2018 15:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 2018 21:07 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Apr 2018 04:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Mar 2018 11:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    37.1 km (23.1 mi) depth
    |
    262 km (163 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 2018 14:40 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    179 km (111 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2018 13:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2018 00:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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

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