UN-SPIDER conducted a Technical Advisory Mission to Honduras from 13 to 18 July 2015.
UN-SPIDER conducted a Technical Advisory Mission to Honduras from 13 to 18 July 2015. The mission was conducted at the request of the Permanent Commission for Contingencies of Honduras (COPECO), and was carried out with a team of experts from the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC), the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, and with experts from two UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices.
The United States and Honduras are joining efforts in Tegucigalpa and Soto Cano Air Base, June 9-12, to demonstrate and assess a mapping tool designed to revolutionize the way governmental and non-governmental organizations from all over the world collaborate in
Drought induced by El Nino has caused hunger in the departments of Choluteca, Valle La Paz, Lempira, Intibuca, El Paraiso y el Sur de Francisco Morazan. The government is supplying the communities with basic grains.
On 28 May 2009, at 2:24 a.m. an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, struck the Northern part of Honduras at a depth of 10km. The epicenter was located between the island of Roatan and Guanaja, but it was felt throughout the country.