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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Plaza de Caisan in Panama

Earthquake location 8.6754S, -82.8341WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Plaza de Caisan in Panama. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005039. Unique identifier: us20005039. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.72 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:20:08 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 12:20:08 / January 31, 2016 @ 12:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -82.8341° West, 8.6754° North, depth 18.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Close country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Changuinola, Almirante, Buenos Aires (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km SSW of Plaza de Caisan, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.8341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6754° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of Plaza de Caisan, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-31 12:20:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 13:28:06 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 284 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 0.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005039 Id of event.
Event Code 20005039 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005039, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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