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* Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:24:45 UTC
* Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 03:24:45 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 16.783°N, 86.166°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFFSHORE HONDURAS
Distances 130 km (80 miles) NNE of La Ceiba, Honduras
225 km (140 miles) N of Juticalpa, Honduras
320 km (200 miles) NNE of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
1170 km (730 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameter NST=119, Nph=119, Dmin=323.9 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=6
Source * USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2009heak
I was shocked to see such a large square off the coast of Honduras, this is not a seismic hazard area, people have been concerned about recently. In fact there has not been any quakes in that area as foreshocks either. There have been some 4 and 5 mags along the Pacific coast in Mexico, but not in the area this quake happened.
A local tsunami watch was issued, site: Site
I sincerely hope this does not set off the Puerto Rico trench. There have been expectations of a Huge quake happening there, which could cause a tsunami. The Puerto Rico trench has been having many quakes around the 2 and 3 mag range. They have been increasing in magnitude. Looking at the history of Puerto Rico's quakes - they were having a few years ago an average of 300 - 500 very small quakes a year. The increase has brought the area to now having over 1000 quakes a year. The trench has been loosening up, forecasters are expecting a Huge quake there some time this year, which could cause a tsunami that would affect the whole Caribbean, and the United States East Coast area.
I had a rather vivid dream last night about a magnitude 9.1 earthquake hitting Ecuador. In the dream, I was helping my girlfriend pack because she is moving. She moves at the end of June, so that is when the dream would be taking place.
Originally posted by huntergatherer
Perhaps a little off topic but check out the Yellowstone webicorders.
Pretty impressive readings.
Could the HOND. quake fire up other areas?