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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 71 km northwest of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 71 km northwest of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 71 km northwest of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Jun 20:41 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
23 Jun 20:56: Now using data updates from GFZ
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28 Jun 19:06: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
Update Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 21:00
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Guanaja, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras
4.5 quake 23 Jun 2:37 pm (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 23 Jun 2:37 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 23 minutes ago 53 km northeast of Guanaja, Honduras, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Guanaja, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras, early afternoon on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, at 2:37 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Savannah Bight (pop. 1000) located 50 km from the epicenter, and Guanaja (pop. 1,900) 53 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Trujillo (pop. 9,600) located 110 km from the epicenter, and Roatan Town (pop. 7,500) 111 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 23, 2022 20:37:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.8
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.8988°N / 85.7445°W (Caribbean Sea, Honduras)
Antipode16.899°S / 94.256°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt33 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUtila (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) NNE of Savannah Bight (pop: 1,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Guanaja (pop: 1,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) N of Tocoa (pop: 30,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
168 km (105 mi) NE of La Ceiba (pop: 130,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) NNE of Olanchito (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) NE of Tela (pop: 29,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
245 km (153 mi) NE of Yoro (pop: 15,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
350 km (218 mi) NNE of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (122 mi) ESE of Northern Cay Island (pop: 6) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (160 mi) ESE of Saint George’s Cay Island (pop: 20) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Ambergris Cay Island (pop: 13,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.810 km50 Km NNE of Savannah Bight, HondurasUSGS
4.810 kmNORTH OF HONDURASEMSC
4.810 kmNorth of HondurasRaspberryShake
5.21 km78 Km Al Norte De Trujillo, HondurasINETER
4.710 kmNorth of HondurasGFZ

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49 km of Savannah Bight, Bay Islands (6.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Was scuba diving off Roatan when this occurred. Sounded like a large boat over us but the rumbling was to loud. Only to find out it was a quake. Lasted approx. 10 to 15 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Diving Little French Cay Reef / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : Diving. Heard it. The sand on the bottom was flowing up. The wall was shaking. It felt like the water had turned to a semi solid and you could feel it moving.  
Westbay (114.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : A quick jolt  
Siguatepeque, Comayagua (339.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Leve (reported through our app)  
Palmetto Bay Roatan (99.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Felt like a big bump like something hit the hose on the side, felt on upper and lower floors  
Roatan (109.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : on an over the water place built on stilts  
ROATAN (106.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : I was standing on my porch  
Westen (111.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : En el trabajo  
Tocoa Colón honduras (139.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
The Resort at marble hill, Roatan Island, Honduras (83.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Light shaking throughout the whole building. Rest of the resort staff confirmed they felt it too.  
Trujillo (114 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Acostado en mi habitación  
Roatan honduras (94.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Laying in bed in over water bungalow at Cocoview resort in Roatan. Moderate shaking.  
Roatan Honduras (86.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
french harbor, roatan (96.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : At French Harbour, Roatan. Pienapple Villas shook as if a heavy truck hit the building.  
Guanaja (51.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Roatan (92.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt something and then 3 seconds later I felt the tremor  
Guanaja (53.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
West end Roatán (96.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Laying in bed  
Roatan, Honduras (98.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : At the computer and it shook the house. Very short, but definitely a quake.  
Roatan (106.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sitting, eating lunch. It scared me.  
Guanaja, Bay Islands (52.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : shaking was very brief and hard  
Caribbean Sea (163.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Standing at kitchen sink - windows rattling floor shaking dog alerting  
Roatan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Roatan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
west bay roatan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : 2 seconds of up and down like vibration  
Roatan first bight / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Las Palmas, Roatan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Utila / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Was not strong but the house was shaking.  
Roatan, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Oak Ridge, Roatan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Roatán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Light shaking  
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