A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Monte Lirio in Panama. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.93 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:38:35 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 11:38:35 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:38 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20004w57. Event ids that are associated: us20004w57. Exact location of earthquake, -82.7978° West, 8.7746° North, depth 9.93 km.
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bocas del Toro, Guabito, Changuinola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Monte Lirio, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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