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16 Apr 2020 | 03:43 AM UTC

Honduras: 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits north of Savannah Bight (Bay Islands department) April 16

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes north of Savannah Bight (Bay Islands department) on April 16; aftershocks possible over the near term



The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.0-magnitude earthquake 62 km (39 mi) north of Savannah Bight (Bay Islands department) at approximately 02:04 (local time) on Thursday, April 16; the quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant material damage, and no tsunami warnings were immediately issued. Further information is awaited.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.