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2018-01-10, M7.6 Honduras

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred on the 10th January 2018 at 02:51:32.1 UTC in the Caribbean Sea, about 200km from the northern coast of Honduras, see map below. A tsunami alert was first issued but has been lifted since. The event is due to movement on the North America-Caribbean plate boundary and was felt in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador and some parts of Mexico. There are no reports of injuries or structural damage. dias2018aqre-map-no_stations-20deg

The earthquake was recorded at seismic stations worldwide, including stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see seismic waveforms below (select figure to enlarge).

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Further information is available from the following webpages:

EMSC: https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=640330
GFZ: https://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2018aqre
USGS: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000c2zy#executive

More information about the INSN is available via this link.