A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Jaque in Panama. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:23:00 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.1278 West, latitude 7.565 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/16 / 2016-10-02 02:23:00 / October 2, 2016 @ 2:23 am. Id of earthquake: us10006ugr. Event ids that are associated: us10006ugr.
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Palma (c. 1 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Palma, Unión Chocó (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km NE of Jaque, Panama.
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