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Clean/degrease the area as best you can, then drive it a little and look for the source of the leak.

Bounce the vehicle by hand to listen for the squeak.
 

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I don't think that is a crack, just surface imperfections in the block casting. Get some brake cleaner and spray it in there (put a piece of cardboard under the engine). Remember that whatever is leaking will tend to flow down and back. I suspect it is coming from the timing cover (item 2); it is sealed with Hondabond (no gasket). It could also be the o-ring (8) on the crank position sensor (3).

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