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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Panama



Earthquake location 9.542S, -78.9752WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported Panama kilometers (0 miles) from Panama on Thursday. Event id: us2000add7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000add7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 02:40:28 / August 31, 2017 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.9752 West, latitude 9.542 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 02:40:28 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Panamá (c. 408 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguelito (c. 321 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tocumen (c. 88 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Las Cumbres (c. 69 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Pacora (c. 55 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chilibre (c. 33 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Panamá, Chilibre, San Miguelito.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.9752° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.542° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-31 02:40:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 20:44:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 246 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 0.929 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000add7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000add7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000add7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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