A 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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