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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Boquete in Panama



Earthquake location 8.8898S, -82.4471WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Boquete in Panama. Exact location, longitude -82.4471° West, latitude 8.8898° North, depth = 17.65 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:27 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 01:28:27 / March 1, 2017 @ 1:28 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.65 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085vi. Id of event: us100085vi.

Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guabito, Corredor, Changuinola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 11 km N of Boquete, Panama.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.4471° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.8898° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N of Boquete, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-01 01:28:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-01 02:50:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 141 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 0.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100085vi Id of event.
Event Code 100085vi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100085vi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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