Thursday, May 28, 2009

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 4 in Honduras

At least 4 die in major quake off Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA--A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Honduras on Thursday, killing at least four people, knocking down homes and causing damage in neighboring Guatemala.
Officials expected the death toll to rise as reports came in from the mountainous area around the coast....

Honduras quake kills 4 children, death toll to rise

A powerful 7.1 magnitude quake struck off Honduras' northeast coast near the scuba-diving resort island of Roatan and damaged buildings across the north of the largely impoverished country of some 7 million people.

Raw Video: 7.1 Quake Rocks Honduras and Belize

7.1 earthquake topples homes, kills Honduras teen

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A powerful earthquake collapsed more than two dozen homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing a teenager and injuring two more as terrified people ran into the streets in towns across much of Central America.
The magnitude-7.1 quake struck at 2:24 a.m. (4:24 a.m. EDT; 0824 GMT) at the relatively shallow depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers), according to the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado. The epicenter was 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of La Ceiba, Honduras.