A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20008lax. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008lax. Exact location of earthquake, -82.7473° West, 8.2448° North, depth 34.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.6 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 02:45:36 / February 19, 2017 @ 2:45 am. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:45:36 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boquete, Volcán, Golfito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ESE of Puerto Armuelles, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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