A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Nueva Gorgona in Panama. The temblor was detected at 14:35:48 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.87 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 19:35:48 / February 20, 2017 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008ky6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ky6. Exact location of event, depth 15.87 km, -79.2535° West, 8.292° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chepo, La Cabima, Alcaldedíaz (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Panamá (c. 408 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Miguelito (c. 321 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tocumen (c. 88 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Arraiján (c. 76 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Las Cumbres (c. 69 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from La Chorrera (c. 61 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pacora (c. 55 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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