A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from San Felix in Panama on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 16:22:04 / August 17, 2016 @ 4:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:22:04 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006egr. Unique identifier: us10006egr. Exact location of event, depth 3.55 km, -82.0289° West, 7.8492° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.55 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Soná (c. 7 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Concepción, Soná, David. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SSW of San Felix, Panama. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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