Earthquake shakes Honduras; no reported damage
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken Honduras but there are no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 11:13 p.m. Sunday and was centered 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of the Caribbean coastal town of La Ceiba. National emergency spokesman Ruy Argenal says no injuries or damage were reported. Honduras is still recovering from a 7.3-magnitude earthquake May 28 near La Ceiba that killed seven people, injured 40 others, and caused $100 million in damage.
Honduras is still shaking after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake, that even heavily shook Belize, on Thursday, May 28, 2009. There have been recorded much more smaller quakes since then in the same general area; some people in Belize are recording feeling them. Below are some of the most recently recorded earthquakes in the Honduras area:
1) 4.5 Earthquake Offshore Honduras,30 km (20 miles) NW of La Ceiba, Honduras,* Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 11:13:16 PM local time at epicenter
2) 4.5 Earthquake Offshore Honduras (6.2 miles),* Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 05:53:46 AM at epicenter 4.7
3) 4.7 Earthquake Offshore Honduras (6.2 miles),* Friday, June 05, 2009 at 10:37:38 PM at epicenter
4) 4.7 Earthquake Inland Honduras,50 km (30 miles) SE of La Ceiba, Honduras,* Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 06:41:13 PM at epicenter
5) 5.0 Earthquake Inland Honduras,45 km (30 miles) SE of La Ceiba, Honduras, * Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 12:43:42 AM at epicenter