A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Punta de Burica in Panama. Exact location, longitude -82.8254° West, latitude 7.8683° North, depth = 7.54 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:41:00 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.54 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004gh2. Unique identifier: us20004gh2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 15:41:00 / December 9, 2015 @ 3:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Golfito, Corredor, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 18 km SSE of Punta de Burica, Panama.
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