Honduras gets it Again - 5.7 this time

5.7 magnitude, offshore Honduras. Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 11:13:16 PM at epicenter

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken Honduras but there are no reports of injuries or damage.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake struck at 11:13 pm yesterday and was centered 15 miles (24 kilometres) northwest of the Caribbean coastal town of La Ceiba.

Honduras is still recovering from a 7.3-magnitude earthquake May 28 near La Ceiba which was also felt in Belize, Guatemala and mexico and killed seven people, injured 40 others, and caused US$100 million in damage.

Another Earthquake!

Ok guys so I know I'm not crazy. Last night (technically early this morning) at minutes to 1am, i woke up to a slight rocking of my bed. I am a very very light sleeper and woke up thinking "shit, another earthquake". It was very minimal and then I went back to bed. When i woke up today I had a meeting with my sister and mom and mentioned to them both that we had another earthquake and they both told me that we did not, that I must have been dreaming.

Anyway, I decided to check the USGS Earthquake Website, which record every earthquake, and it turns out I was right.
This one was only a 5.0 and was not as close as the 7.1 which struck last week.

Below is the Prelimenary Earthquake Report

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 5.0
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 12:43:42 AM local time at epicenter

  • Location 15.51N 86.41W
    Depth 10.0 kilometers
    Region HONDURAS
    Distances 45 km (30 miles) SE of La Ceiba, Honduras
    85 km (55 miles) NNW of Juticalpa, Honduras
    180 km (110 miles) NNE of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
    1305 km (810 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida
    Location Uncertainty Error estimate: horizontal +/- 6.3 km; depth fixed by location program
    Parameters Nst=123, Nph=123, Dmin=184.5 km, Rmss=1.25 sec, Erho=6.3 km, Erzz=0 km, Gp=101.2 degrees
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    AIR FRANCE flight 447

    An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic Tuesday where Air France Flight 447 plunged to its doom, Brazil's defense minister said.

    Brazilian military pilots spotted the wreckage, sad reminders bobbing on waves, in the ocean 400 miles northeast of these islands off Brazil's coast. The plane carrying 228 people vanished Sunday about four hours into its flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

    "I can confirm that the five kilometers of debris are those of the Air France plane," Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters at a hushed press conference in Rio. He said no bodies had been found and there was no sign of life.

    The effort to recover the debris and locate the all-important black box recorders, which emit signals for only 30 days, is expected to be exceedingly challenging.

    "We are in a race against the clock in extremely difficult weather conditions and in a zone where depths reach up to 7,000 meters (22,966 feet)," French Prime Minister Francois Fillon told lawmakers in parliament Tuesday .

    Brazilian military pilots first spotted the floating debris early Tuesday in two areas about 35 miles (60 kilometers) apart, said Air Force spokesman Jorge Amaral. The area is not far off the flight path of Flight 447.

    The cause of the crash will not be known until the black boxes are recovered — which could take days or weeks. But weather and aviation experts are focusing on the possibility of a collision with a brutal storm that sent winds of 100 mph straight into the airliner's path.

    Rescuers were still scanning a vast sweep of ocean. If no survivors are found, it would be the world's worst civil aviation disaster since the November 2001 crash of an American Airlines jetliner in the New York City borough of Queens that killed 265 people.