A 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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