A 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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