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BULLETIN -- TSUNAMI WATCH IN EFECT FOR HONDURAS, BELIZE AND GUATEMALA
USGS says a quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes 27 miles off Roatan, Honduras
OFFSHORE HONDURAS 36 km NE Roatan
MAGNITUDE: Mw 7.3
Data provided by: BGSG GFZ
Latitude = 16.63 N
Longitude = 86.38 W
Origin Time = 08:24:44.4 (UTC)
Depth = 2 Km
RMS = 1.17 sec
Gap = 85 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 12.1 Km
- Semi minor = 8.3 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 71 degrees
Number of data used = 22
Preliminary location computed on Thu May 28 08:35:42 2009 (UTC)
Done by Gilles Mazet-Roux
Message number: 1197
All magnitudes estimations :
Mw7.3 (BGSG) M 7.3 (GFZ)
USGS models say no major damage expected by the powerful earthquake, but was felt very strong in La Ceiba, Honduras.
RodrigoMxRadio reports say no damage reported in Guatemala