Printer Friendly

Honduras shaken by 7.1 earthquake.

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Honduras early Thursday killing at least four people leaving scores of others injured.

A 15-year-old boy died when his house collapsed in La Lima 265 km north of the capital Tegucigalpa, the police said, adding that several people were also injured in San Pedro Sula in the north.

The quake was followed by several aftershocks.

San Pedro Sula is scheduled to host a summit of foreign ministers of the Organization of American States next week. There was no immediate indication that the event would be affected.

In all, at least 24 houses collapsed along Honduras' Caribbean coast, according to Carlos Gonzalez, deputy director of the Permanent Emergency Commission, the Associated Press reported.

The 30-second quake was caused by a collision between the Caribbean and North American plates, said seismography expert Gonzalo Cruz from the Honduras National Autonomous University.

US seismology officials said the quake struck at a depth of 10 km and some 320 km northeast of the capital Tegucigalpa.
COPYRIGHT 2009 International Business Times
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:2HOND
Date:May 28, 2009
Previous Article:Analysts expect drop for Dell's Q 1 sales.
Next Article:Dunkin' Donuts offers free donut on June 5.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters