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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near La Esperanza in Panama

Earthquake location 8.396S, -82.7824WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from La Esperanza in Panama. Global time and date of event 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 07:06:42 / January 3, 2016 @ 7:06 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dz1. Id of event: us10004dz1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -82.7824° West, 8.396° North, depth 22.13 km. The temblor was reported at 02:06:42 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.13 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boquete, Volcán, Golfito (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km ESE of La Esperanza, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.7824° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.396° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km ESE of La Esperanza, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-03 07:06:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 13:25:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 285 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 0.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us10004dz1 Id of event.
Event Code 10004dz1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dz1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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