A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama. The temblor was picked up at 02:04:42 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005djy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005djy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 07:04:42 / May 4, 2016 @ 7:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude -82.8241 West, latitude 8.2834 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 4 km E of Puerto Armuelles, Panama.
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