A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Puerto Escondido in Panama. Exact location, longitude -80.6341° West, latitude 9.2234° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 19:00:33 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005j9a. Event ids that are associated: us20005j9a. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:00:33 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Pilón, Sabanitas, Cativá (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Colón (c. 76 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cativá (c. 29 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sabanitas (c. 12 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Penonomé (c. 12 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 12 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Puerto Pilón (c. 5 700 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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km W of Puerto Escondido, Panama.
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