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7.1-magnitude earthquake off Honduras coast

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:33 AM
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7.1-magnitude earthquake off Honduras coast


www.msnbc.msn.com

MEXICO CITY - A strong earthquake struck early Thursday off the coast of Honduras, sending people running into the streets as far away as Guatemala.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 and was at the relatively shallow depth of 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado.

The quake struck 80 miles northeast of La Ceiba, Honduras, and 200 miles from the capital, Tegucigalpa.
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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:33 AM
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Huge earthquake near the gulf. I'm not sure when the last large one was in this area but i hope it doesnt trigger any more closer to home. I hope everyone is ok from this disaster. We will have to wait and see if a tsunami results.

Could this be linked to the recent extreme tides noted in another thread.

www.msnbc.msn.com
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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:34 AM
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USGS


Extreme Tides

USGS details

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:40 AM
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Based on the location of the quake and the shape of the coast line, it looks kinda scary for the a potential tsunami. Its a V shaped coast and the quake was near the top of the open part of the V. I am no expert but that does not look good. I hope that any people living on the coast in those areas are able to get to higher ground.

Does anyone know what the the tsunami warning system is like in that area? Does this area have many quakes? tsunamis? I do watch the USGS page and I personally havent noticed a lot in the area but I could be wrong.

USGS Map Close up


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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:45 AM
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The area is known for being ok, No large tsunami is predicted for that area based on previous data and quakes,
If anything it will be localised,

There are no reports of any damage, Though waiting on Honduras to make a statements about any damage,

Surrounding areas have reported no damage,



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:48 AM
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Here are a couple more links, the CBS links states that "The warning center said there was no threat of a "destructive widespread" tsunami, but rather "the possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometers (60 miles) from the earthquake epicenter."


CBS

SkyNews - Good map



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:59 AM
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Ok im getting some info that Honduras may have quite serious damage,
Tsunami warning has been lifted,



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 06:35 AM
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Update
13 years old first victim of earthquake



San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Little Funez Ray Maldonado, 14, lost his life in the room where he slept in the house located in Cologne Two Pineda, La Lima, and became the first victim because of the 7.1 degrees Richter eartquake that hit Honduras in the early hours of Thursday.

Source: La Prensa (HN) ( Niño de 13 años primer muerto en Honduras



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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aleady posted here:
A Strong Earthquake has hit Honduras (7.1) (damage reported)


The beat you by 30 mins...



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by rogerstigers
aleady posted here:
A Strong Earthquake has hit Honduras (7.1) (damage reported)


The beat you by 30 mins...


Hey there, Just to note, its ok to have 2 topics if one is in breaking news and the other is on the boards


So both can stay,



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