A 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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