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A Strong Earthquake has hit Honduras (7.1) (damage reported)

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 03:51 AM
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It is thought that a 7.4 quake has hit just of the coast of the Caribbean.

USGS says a quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes 27 miles off Roatan, Honduras
Tsunami watch is now issued..


BULLETIN -- TSUNAMI WATCH IN EFECT FOR HONDURAS, BELIZE AND GUATEMALA



USGS says a quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes 27 miles off Roatan, Honduras



Im pretty worried about this one, Its quite shallow and this could cause quite a bit of damage,



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

Comments :

Message number: 1197

All magnitudes estimations :
Mw7.3 (BGSG) M 7.3 (GFZ)



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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 03:52 AM
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blimey, fingers crossed that this doesn't come to anything damaging.

7.4's a biggy.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 03:53 AM
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According to USGS


USGS models say no major damage expected by the powerful earthquake, but was felt very strong in La Ceiba, Honduras.



They dont expect to much damage.. Thats something i guess

Also its been just down graded to a 7.1 which is still pretty big
tsunami watch still in place

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 03:54 AM
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a depth of 10km too. very shallow. could be potentially very bad.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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From what i have just read up on they pretty much think it will be ok, Due to past quakes data, I would have thought this would have been deadly but according to what im reading it should be ok,

www.prh.noaa.gov...

La Ceiba, Honduras reported very strong shaking..
Ill pop you the links to the quake watch also

earthquake.usgs.gov...

www.iris.edu...

www.prh.noaa.gov...

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:15 AM
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RodrigoMxRadio reports say no damage reported in Guatemala





posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:41 AM
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4.1 aftershock,


Also still no word from Honduras on any damage, just surrounding areas,



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 05:03 AM
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Ok as there has been no statement from Honduras there is concern that that have suffered serious damage, The quake lasted for 88 seconds,

Keep your eye on this latest news, I hope all is ok,

Tsunami warning has been lifted, so that's one less thing..



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 05:36 AM
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New Reports coming in that there is damage in Honduras Local media is reporting casualties; there are reports of fires and some structural damage. Rescue operations underway.

I also heard a stadium wall was done,



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 05:42 AM
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Waiting on more official word,

Sounds like there may be quite a number of casualties and possible fatalitys,

More as i can get it,

unconfirmed 1 dead and several injured,


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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 06:21 AM
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RodrigoMx preliminary reports say around 15 houses destroyed, one dead, several injured, dozens of buildings damaged


twiitter

Damage to buildings but the extent is still unclear.

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