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quote:One of the largest quakes ever to strike the Caribbean
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later.
There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST. Officials in Honduras said shaking was registered across much of the nation and there were some reports of cracks in homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and Olancho in eastern Honduras.
Tsunami centers issued advisories and warnings for Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands as well as on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, cautioning that sea levels could rise from a foot to 3 feet (0.3 to 1 meter) above normal, but no tsunami materialized.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. The tremor struck in the sea about 125 miles (202 kilometers) north-northeast of Barra Patuca, Honduras, and 188 miles (303 kilometers) southwest of George Town, Cayman Islands. The tremor occurred about 6 miles (10 kilometers) below the surface.
The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake’s epicenter is sparsely populated, with much of it covered by nature reserves. The tremor was about 25 miles (44 kilometers) east of Honduras’ Swan Islands, which are unpopulated except for a small navy post.
Tuesday’s quake was one of the largest to hit the Caribbean in recorded history. The 2010 quake that devastated Haiti was magnitude 7.0.
quote:Iranian media: 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Iran
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media are reporting that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake has jolted the country’s southern province of Kerman.
The official IRNA news agency says the temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, located about 700 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of Tehran early on Thursday. It says the quake’s depth was 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles.
There was no immediate report on damages or casualties. The media say residents rushed out to the streets after the quake.
Kerman has recently seen several quakes, ranging in magnitude from 4 to 6.2. In November, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit western Iran, killing more than 600 people.
Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.
Naschokken dus van die grotequote:Aftershocks hitting Irak-Iran border region
Numerous moderately strong earthquakes hit the Iraq-Iran border region on January 11, 2018. The same region was hit by a devastating M7.3 earthquake on November 12, 2017, in which more than 530 people lost their lives, and today's quakes appear to be aftershocks.
Between 06:59 and 08:00 UTC, the USGS and EMSC registered a total of 10 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 3.7 to 5.5 in this region. The strongest was M5.5 at 06:59 UTC, followed by M5.5, M5.3, M5.2, M5.4, M4.3, M4.3, M5.0, M5.4 and M3.7. All of them had a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
There are about 1 490 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles) and less than 1 000 within 10 km (6.2 miles).
Some 1 000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking produced by the M5.5 at 06:59 UTC (10:29 local time), the first in series. 21 000 are estimated to have felt moderate shaking and 882 000 light. In total, some 20 million people are living in the felt area, EMSC calculated.
The quake hit 18.1 km (11.2 miles) E of Mandalī (population 29 785), Iraq and 64 km (39.8 miles) WNW of Īlām (population 140 940), Iran.
People rushed into the streets as the quake hit, the Iranian state television reported.
The Iran Seismological Center registered the first quake as M5.6 at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The agency registered a total of 24 earthquakes between 06:59 and 09:32 UTC with magnitudes ranging from 2.8 to 5.6 and depths from 8 to 12 km (5 - 7.5 miles).
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