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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 2 km WNW of La Esperanza, Panama

Earthquake location 8.4053S, -82.8257WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Esperanza in Panama. 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 21.09 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200064ku. Id of event: us200064ku. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/16 / 2016-06-15 18:17:06 / June 15, 2016 @ 6:17 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:17:06 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -82.8257 West, latitude 8.4053 North, depth = 21.09 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Las Lomas, Volcán. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km WNW of La Esperanza, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.8257° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4053° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WNW of La Esperanza, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-15 18:17:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-15 19:35:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 312 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 0.173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us200064ku Id of event.
Event Code 200064ku An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200064ku, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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