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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 2 km SSW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama

Earthquake location 8.2595S, -82.8752WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -82.8752° West, latitude 8.2595° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 11:04:31 / May 4, 2016 @ 11:04 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10005dkw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005dkw. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:04:31 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 2 km (2 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 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 two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km SSW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.8752° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.2595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-04 11:04:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-29 12:11:58 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 298 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 0.311 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005dkw Id of event.
Event Code 10005dkw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005dkw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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