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Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 24 km east of Santa Barbara, Honduras, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 4:15 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 24 km east of Santa Barbara, Honduras, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 4:15 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 24 km east of Santa Barbara, Honduras, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 4:15 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 1 km depth

3 Oct 10:19 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
3 Oct 10:21: Now using data updates from INETER
3 Oct 13:14: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 3, 2022 10:15:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Oct 3, 2022 at 4:15 am (GMT -6)
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.866°N / 88.021°W (Santa Barbara, Honduras)
Antipode14.866°S / 91.979°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt9 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoYojoa (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) E of Las Vegas, Santa Barbara (Santa Bárbara) (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) SW of Santa Cruz de Yojoa (Cortés) (pop: 10,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Santa Barbara (Santa Bárbara) (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) NW of Siguatepeque (Comayagua) (pop: 43,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) S of Potrerillos (Cortés) (pop: 15,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) S of Villanueva (Cortés) (pop: 31,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) NW of Comayagua (pop: 58,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) NW of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán) (pop: 850,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.7°C (64 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.81 km24 Km Al Norte De Santa Barbara, HondurasINETER


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 121 km / 75 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (9)

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Las Vegas Santa Barbara (6.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Durmiendo  
Las vegas santa bárbara (5.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Las Vegas Santa Barbara (0.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Las Vegas Santa Barbara (5.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Se movio todo  
Las Vegas, Santa bárbara honduras (9.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Honduras (96.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Poco fuerte  
Las Vegas, Santa Barbara / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Weak  
Las Vegas Santa, Barbara. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Estaba durmiendo, y fue muy rapido. Se sintió un poco fuerte por segundos.  
LAS VEGAS / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s

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