Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 79 km north of La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras, on 2020-10-18 21:24:19 -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 79 km north of La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras, on 2020-10-18 21:24:19

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 26 km depth

19 Oct 03:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
19 Oct 03:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 169 km (105 mi) towards SW.
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19 Oct 14:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.0 to 26.0 km (from 8.1 to 16.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 18.8 km (11.7 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: 19 Oct 2020 03:24:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-18 21:24:19
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.467°N / 86.741°W (Honduras)
Nearest volcano: Utila (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NW of Coxen Hole (Roatán) (pop: 7,510)
79 km (49 mi) N of La Ceiba (pop: 130,200)
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Puerto Castilla (pop: 1,220)
109 km (68 mi) NE of Tela (pop: 29,300)
111 km (69 mi) N of Olanchito (pop: 26,000)
118 km (73 mi) NW of Tocoa (pop: 30,800)
452 km (281 mi) ENE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
485 km (301 mi) N of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.126 km87 Km Al Norte De Balfate, HondurasINETER
M 4.510 kmNorth of HondurasUSGS
M 4.510 km41 Km W of Coxen Hole, HondurasEMSC

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45.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Shaking felt as strong on the third floor of a three story building. Felt three aftershocks, most recent ten minutes ago.
Utila (46.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was very abrupt, short and intense. Kept shaken slightly the rest of the night
144.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
173.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
77.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Utila (44.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
23.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
76 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
84.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt
144.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
utila (42.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
La ceiba (82.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba en mi cama y lo sentí desde la primera onda
178.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
78.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
167.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
104.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
165.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
47.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Puerto Cortés, Honduras (145.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
78.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short (reported through our app)
Utila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Biggest earthquake Ive felt in Utila in 11 years. Even the aftershock was stronger than any I've ever felt here. I live on the third floor and my entire building was swaying from side to side quite dramatically and everything was creaking | 2 users found this interesting.
Tela / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : I did not feel it in the bedroom, but my wife in the kitchen felt it. She asked my right away if I felt it... then 20 seconds later my father-in-law who lives 2 blocks away call to check on us. He felt it on the second floor home.
South Shore Utila, bay islands Hounduras / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Strange sound like a train passing. Felt like it moved across the house from east to west twice | 3 users found this interesting.
Tela,Honduras / not felt
San Pedro Sula / not felt
Tela,Honduras / not felt
Utila bay island honduras / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Very scary loud bom and the house started shaking doors rattling like a loud pounding on the doors
utila, honduras / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
(15.7216550, -86.7256440) / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
San Pedro sula honduras / not felt
La Ceiba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Utila / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 2-5 s
La Ceiba, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : The windows rattled and I felt pushed.
La Ceiba / not felt
Utila / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
UTILA / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Puerto Cortes, Cortes, Honduras / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
utila / Weak shaking (MMI III)
utila / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions)
La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Pedro Sula / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
(15.7216550, -86.7256440) / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Utila, Bay Islands / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : It was a stronger quake than the other more recent tremors we’ve had. No visible damage inside.
Utila, Islas de Bahia, Honduras / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
tela, Honduras / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
La Ceiba / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was listening a sound like bomb and my couch, bed moving strong
Utila, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
Honduras La ceiba Atlantida / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Utila , Honduras / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
La Ceiba / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
La ceiba honduras / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / very short : Short and strong
san pedro sula honduras / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Utila / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
utila, honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Utila, Honduras / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s
Puerto Cortés / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
San Pedro Sula / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Roatan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
La Ceiba Honduras / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 245 km S of epicenter) : Intensidad leve (reported through EMSC)
Peña Blanca (Honduras, 147 km SW of epicenter) : Intensidad leve de unos 5 a 6 segundos. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 79 km north of La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras, 2020-10-18 21:24:19

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 19 Oct 2020 07:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 04:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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