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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Punta de Burica in Panama

Earthquake location 7.8683S, -82.8254WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.8254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.8683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SSE of Punta de Burica, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-09 15:41:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-18 05:37:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 0.701 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004gh2 Id of event.
Event Code 20004gh2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004gh2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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