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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Punta de Burica in Panama



Earthquake location 6.1628S, -82.6514WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 208 km S of Punta de Burica, Panama (129 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -82.6514 West, latitude 6.1628 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 08:12:51 / August 26, 2017 @ 8:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac0s. Unique identifier: us2000ac0s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:12:51 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 208 km S of Punta de Burica, Panama.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.6514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 208km S of Punta de Burica, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-26 08:12:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-26 08:30:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 416 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 2.404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ac0s Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac0s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac0s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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