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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Offshore Honduras on Thursday, 28 May 2009

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - Offshore Honduras on Thursday, 28 May 2009
Date & time: Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.731°N / 86.217°W (Honduras)
Nearest volcano: Utila (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) NW of Guanaja (pop: 1,900)
48 km (30 mi) NE of French Harbor (pop: 2,700)
57 km (36 mi) NE of Coxen Hole (pop: 7,500)
119 km (74 mi) NW of Tocoa (pop: 30,800)
124 km (77 mi) NE of La Ceiba (pop: 130,200)
171 km (106 mi) NE of Tela (pop: 29,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 28 May 08:24 UTCM 7.3 / 19 kmOffshore HondurasUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake: Offshore Honduras, 28 May 2009 08:24

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 07 Apr 2011 21:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    155 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9607 km (5970 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 07 Apr 2011 21:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    8.4 km (5.2 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9607 km (5970 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 07 Apr 2011 20:41 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 2010 14:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2010 19:43 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2010 19:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2010 00:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9607 km (5970 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9607 km (5970 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Feb 2010 17:56 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    191 km (119 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 2009 16:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    145 km (90 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 2009 16:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9607 km (5970 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 08 Jun 2009 05:13 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Offshore Honduras on Thursday, 28 May 2009

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