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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Meteti in Panama

Earthquake location 8.6086S, -77.8319WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Meteti in Panama on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/15 / 2015-09-07 05:51:17 / September 7, 2015 @ 5:51 am. The temblor was detected at 00:51:17 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.87 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003h1y. Id of event: us20003h1y. Exact location, longitude -77.8319° West, latitude 8.6086° North, depth = 11.87 km.

The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Palma (c. 1 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Unión Chocó, La Palma (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NE of Meteti, Panama.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.8319° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6086° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE of Meteti, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-07 05:51:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-07 06:07:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 342 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.057 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20003h1y Id of event.
Event Code 20003h1y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003h1y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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