A 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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