Honduras Pacific Coast shaken by 7.3 Earthquake

Honduras Earthquake - Pacific - 2012After being shaken by an earthquake on the Atlantic coast on August 17th 2012. Last night August 26th at around 10:37 PM another Earthquake shook Honduras. This time on the Pacific Coast of the country. The Earthquake was registered by the US geological service at a 7.3 on the Richter scale. About an hour later another earthquake registering 5.4 on the Richter scale was also registered. The earthquakes were felt more in El Salvador as the center of the quake was deep in the Pacific Ocean closer to the shores of El Salvador. The earthquake was also felt along the pacific coast of Nicaragua prompting emergency services to issue a temporary tsunami warning for all of Central America to the North as far as Mexico which borders Guatemala and to the south as far as Panama which borders Costa Rica. The tsunami warning was canceled shortly there after and no injuries have been reported.

Central America Location Map

Central America Map

David Walsh, an oceanographer with the Pacific Tsunami Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, said a minor, 10-centimeter (3.94-inche) tsunami was registered off Acajutla, El Salvador.
The quake was located 86 miles (138 kilometers) south-southwest of San Miguel. The earthquake took place at a depth of 32.9 miles (53 kilometers). The second quake registered about an hour later in the same area at a depth of 35.9 miles (57.8 km).

The Pacific coast was busy when it comes to earthquakes on yesterday as dozens of small to moderate earthquakes struck southeastern California. The largest quake registered at a magnitude 5.5 and was centered about three miles (five kilometers) northwest of the town of Brawley, according to the USGS. Another quake about an hour and a half earlier registered at magnitude 5.3. No injuries were reported.

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