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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 280 km northeast of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras, on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 7:08 pm (GMT -6) -

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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 280 km northeast of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras, on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 7:08 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 280 km northeast of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras, on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 7:08 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 5 km depth

23 Sep 01:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 12 minutes.
23 Sep 02:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.9.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2022 01:08:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 7:08 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.9
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.941°N / 84.466°W (Caribbean Sea, Honduras)
Antipode16.941°S / 95.534°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearby towns and cities132 km (82 mi) N of Brus Laguna (pop: 4,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) NE of Trujillo (pop: 9,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (125 mi) NNW of Puerto Lempira (pop: 4,860) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
215 km (134 mi) NE of Tocoa (pop: 30,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (172 mi) NE of Olanchito (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
280 km (174 mi) ENE of La Ceiba (pop: 130,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
315 km (196 mi) NE of Juticalpa (pop: 33,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
433 km (269 mi) NE of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.95 km123 Km Al Norte De Tusi, HondurasINETER

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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 440 km / 273 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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