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Strong Earthquake Strikes Offshore Guatemala

Posted by feww on January 19, 2010

Quake Measuring Up to Magnitude 6.1 Strikes Offshore Guatemala

Strong earthquake measuring as large as 6.1Mw struck south of Guatemala about 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Santa Ana, El Salvador and 105 km (65 miles) SSE of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, at a depth of  about 50km on January 18, 2010 at 15:40 UTC.

This quake may (have) cause (caused) landslides in the mountainous regions of both El Salvador and Guatemala, which have not yet been detected (reported).

Tsunami Report

The quake was not large enough, and struck deep, to create a tsunami.

Location Reports:

The earthquake shook the buildings in El Salvador capital city of  San Salvador  causing panic among the residents, but did not cause any damage, according to Latin Press.

“We felt a tremor that was a bit strong. We are monitoring the area but there is no damage here. It was a light movement that lasted for a few seconds,” said a tourism official from the Guatemalan tourist office in Puerto Quetzal, on the country’s south coast, according to Reuters.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,90°W


Earthquake location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.8 [FEWW Estimate: As large as 6.1Mw ]
  • Date-Time:
    • Monday, January 18, 2010 at 15:40:27 UTC
    • Monday, January 18, 2010 at 09:40:27 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 13.696°N, 90.333°W
  • Depth: 54.8 km (34.1 miles)
  • Region: OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
  • Distances:
    • 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Santa Ana, El Salvador
    • 105 km (65 miles) SSE of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
    • 115 km (75 miles) W of SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
    • 1140 km (710 miles) ESE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010rqb3

Seismic Hazard Map


Click image to enlarge. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

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Image of the Day: Honduras Quake

Posted by feww on May 29, 2009

Honduras quake causes chaos across central America

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One of the lanes of ‘La Democracia’ bridge over the Ulua river, built by the French in 1963, had its central section collapsed due to an earthquake May 28, 2009 in El Progreso, 270 km north of Tegucigalpa. ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright.

Latest Quake Report:

  • About 30 homes in Honduras and Belize were destroyed.
  • Four people killed.
  • At least 40 injured.
  • Fires were reported in several areas.
  • Sections of  ‘La Democracia’ bridge, which spans river Ulua, the country’s largest river,  collapsed in the town of El Progreso.
  • Other incidents of structural damage reported.

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Mag 7.1 Offshore Quake Rattles Honduras

Posted by feww on May 28, 2009

Magnitude 7.1 Strikes Offshore Honduras

Magnitude 7.1 quake struck offshore Honduras, killing at least one person at La Lima and damaging several buildings Thursday.  The quake was felt throughout Honduras as well as  in Belize, where several buildings were also  damaged or destroyed, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Seiche in swimming pools reported at La Ceiba and Roatan, USGS Felt Report said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The mainshock was followed by a 4.8 Mw aftershock, about 40 minutes later.

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Location Map. 10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,85°W [USGS]

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time:

  • Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:24:45 UTC
  • Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 03:24:45 AM at epicenter

Location: 16.729°N, 86.212°W
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region: OFFSHORE HONDURAS
Distances:

  • 125 km (75 miles) NNE of La Ceiba, Honduras
  • 220 km (135 miles) N of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
  • 310 km (195 miles) NNE of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
  • 1185 km (730 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 4.3 km (2.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters: NST=290, Nph=290, Dmin=316.9 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 36°,  M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8

Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2009heak

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NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the coasts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico states, and Eastern Canadian provinces. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Based on the earthquake location, magnitude, and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected along the Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S. Atlantic, Eastern Canadian and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Earthquakes of this size can generate destructive tsunamis along the coast near the epicenter. Authorities in the epicentral region should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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