A 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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