Moderate earthquake off the coast of Northern Honduras (near Sandy Bay)

Last update: June 2, 2013 at 8:56 am by By

Moderate earthquake off the coast of Northern Honduras, close to Sandy Bay

Today's earthquake is at the borrom of the page - The big balloon on this map is a 2009 M7.3 earthquake !

Today’s earthquake is at the borrom of the page – The big balloon on this map is a 2009 M7.3 earthquake !

235 km N of Tegucigalpa, Honduras / pop: 850,848 / local time: 02:33:15.0 2013-06-02
27 km SW of Roatán, Honduras / pop: 7,514 / local time: 02:33:15.0 2013-06-02

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-06-02 02:33:15

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-06-02 08:33:15

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON North Of Honduras Jun 02 08:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Belize - si lo senti!!!! estaba en escritorio y vi como agua en botella se movia al igual que me silla y escritorio
  • Belize City - light shaking
  • Belize City - In Belize city between 430 and 5 15 this morning i was out on the porch when i saw the lines on the poles begin to shake eratically for about 5 seconds or so...
  • Belmopan, Belize - Had just gone to bed around that time. Felt vibration a few moments after lying down.
  • Cristo Rey, Cayo, Belize - Bed shaking roused me awake, can't compute UTC time.
  • san jose succotz, Belize - i was on the second floor asleep when sudely de room started to shake, i was tring to wake my brother up, but he was fast asleep, he did not feel it, since he never commented it to me this morning.
  • Burrell Boom Village, Belize - I was awake in bed at 2.30am GMT-6, when my bed started shaking head to forgot about 2 seconds. Another guest explained that I had felt an earthquake.
  • Belize city - the shaking was not the same as the one before where the movement was an up and down. this one was a side to side and, in my view, it lasted about three seconds
  • EMSC Offshore Honduras Jun 02 08:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Honduras - hola desde Honduras, sentí un fuerte remezón, estaba durmiendo y de repente mi cama comenzó a moverse a eso de las 2 y 30 talvez.
  • El Progreso, Yoro, HN - Dormía cuando sentí que la cama se mecía bastante fuerte.
  • San Pedro Sula - Estaba apunto de dormir cuando sentí el temblor, no se sintió mucho lo cual me hizo pensar que fue mi imaginación. Le conté a mi amiga aproximadamente 15 minutos después y me dijo que el temblor fue real. Me preocupan las réplicas.
  • San Pedro Sula - Estamos en San Pedro Sula. Fue un temblor muy fuerte se presentaron grietas en el edificio, las lamparas quedaron poco separadas del cielo falso.
  • San Pedro Sula - Estamos en una 4 planta en San Pedro Sula se sintio muy fuerte y quedaron grietas entre el techo y las paredes
  • San Pedro Sula - Se sintieron 2 movimientos.
  • San pedro sula - Fue un temblor débil apenas se sintió estaba tratando de dormir cuando lo sentí
  • San pedro sula - esetaba recostado y solo medio senti que se movio la cama, al escuchar los perros ladrar supe que si era un temblor.
  • Las Delicias, El Progreso, HN - Estaba en la segunda planta de la casa, y me movio fuerte la cama y paredes de madera
  • San Pedro Sula - A pesar que no senti que duro mucho tiempo me desperte y vi que se extremecio toda la habitacion de forma brusca, muy fuerte, si hubiera durado mas seguro que causa daños
  • Choloma - Se sintió sacudidas moderadas,Yo Sentí 2 sacudidas
  • Pomona Village, Stann Creek - Very frightening. It didnt last very long.
  • la lima - I was sleeping and thought i was dreaming....i felt bed shaking
  • La Lima - Fue como una rápida!

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    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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