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Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 5.2 km east of Comayagua, Departamento de Comayagua, Honduras, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 05:54 am (Tegucigalpa time) -

A light magnitude 2.8 earthquake hit 5.2 km (3.2 mi) away from Comayagua, Departamento de Comayagua,  Honduras, in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 5.54 am local time (America/Tegucigalpa GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 1 km (0.6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 5.2 km east of Comayagua, Departamento de Comayagua, Honduras, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 05:54 am (Tegucigalpa time) Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 5.2 km east of Comayagua, Departamento de Comayagua, Honduras, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 05:54 am (Tegucigalpa time)

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 1 km depth

28 Nov 12:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 11:54:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 05:54 am (America/Tegucigalpa GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.8
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.434°N / 87.593°W Departamento de Comayagua, Honduras
Also near: El Salvador 64 km (40 mi) away
Seismic antipode14.434°S / 92.407°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoYojoa (74 km / 46 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 19.7°C (67 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Comayagua, a town with 59,000 inhabitants in Honduras, in 5.2 km (3.2 mi) distance west of the epicenter. People likely experienced weak shaking there. In the capital of  Honduras, Tegucigalpa, 57 km (36 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
5 km (3 mi)
W of epicenter
Comayagua
(pop: 58,800)
III: Weak
Departamento de Comayagua
16 km (10 mi)
S of epicenter
Flores
(pop: 3,020)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
16 km (10 mi)
SW of epicenter
La Paz
(pop: 17,600)
II: Very weak
La Paz
22 km (14 mi)
N of epicenter
San Jeronimo
(pop: 1,790)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
23 km (14 mi)
NE of epicenter
Vallecillo
(pop: 1,990)
II: Very weak
Tegucigalpa
26 km (16 mi)
W of epicenter
San José de Pane
(pop: 958)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
27 km (17 mi)
S of epicenter
Lamani
(pop: 1,790)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
28 km (17 mi)
SE of epicenter
Zambrano
(pop: 3,870)
II: Very weak
Tegucigalpa
30 km (19 mi)
N of epicenter
Rancho Grande
(pop: 1,480)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
31 km (20 mi)
NW of epicenter
Siguatepeque
(pop: 43,100)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
34 km (21 mi)
E of epicenter
Pueblo Nuevo
(pop: 958)
II: Very weak
Tegucigalpa
35 km (21 mi)
W of epicenter
Santiago de Puringla
(pop: 2,430)
II: Very weak
La Paz
35 km (22 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Pedro de Tutule
(pop: 1,880)
II: Very weak
La Paz
36 km (22 mi)
N of epicenter
La Libertad
(pop: 4,670)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Comayagua
39 km (25 mi)
NW of epicenter
El Rincon
(pop: 1,520)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Comayagua
42 km (26 mi)
E of epicenter
El Suyatal
(pop: 2,030)
I: Not felt
Tegucigalpa
42 km (26 mi)
SE of epicenter
Tamara
(pop: 2,680)
I: Not felt
Tegucigalpa
42 km (26 mi)
NW of epicenter
Las Lajas
(pop: 3,010)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Comayagua
43 km (27 mi)
S of epicenter
Lepaterique
(pop: 2,090)
I: Not felt
Tegucigalpa
45 km (28 mi)
SW of epicenter
San José
(pop: 1,460)
I: Not felt
La Paz
48 km (30 mi)
NE of epicenter
Minas de Oro
(pop: 3,550)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Comayagua
49 km (31 mi)
NW of epicenter
Taulabé
(pop: 4,660)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Comayagua
57 km (35 mi)
SW of epicenter
Marcala
(pop: 10,100)
I: Not felt
La Paz
57 km (36 mi)
SE of epicenter
Tegucigalpa
(pop: 850,800)
I: Not felt
Tegucigalpa
63 km (39 mi)
SW of epicenter
Planes
(pop: 1,320)
I: Not felt
La Paz
69 km (43 mi)
NE of epicenter
Marale
(pop: 1,520)
I: Not felt
Tegucigalpa
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
2.8 1 km
0.6 mi
11:54:06 6 Km Al Sureste De Comayagua, Honduras INETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 195 km / 121 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Montecristo, El Salvador: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Seismic station: Volcan Cerro Negro, Nicaragua (CNGN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 236 km / 147 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 521 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 25 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 51 quakes per year
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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