Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Honduras, on Friday, Oct 15, 2021 12:44 pm (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Honduras, on Friday, Oct 15, 2021 12:44 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 8 km depth

15 Oct 18:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
15 Oct 18:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 8.0 km (from 52 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 198 km (123 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: Oct 15, 2021 18:44:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Oct 15, 2021 12:44 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.368°N / 83.871°W (Caribbean Sea, Honduras)
Antipode: 18.368°S / 96.129°E
Nearest volcano: Utila (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
281 km (175 mi) WSW of West Bay (Cayman Islands) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) WSW of George Town (Cayman Islands) (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NE of Savannah Bight (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) NE of Tocoa (pop: 30,800) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SE of Playa del Carmen (Mexico) (pop: 149,900) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) NE of La Ceiba (pop: 130,200) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) NE of Olanchito (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) NE of Tela (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) NE of Yoro (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
595 km (370 mi) NE of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.08 km157 Km Al Noreste De Trujillo, HondurasINETER

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Cartago (945.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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