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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Finca Corredor in Panama

Earthquake location 8.3592S, -82.8546WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Finca Corredor in Panama on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:28:34 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.42 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 11:28:34 / September 5, 2017 @ 11:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.8546 West, latitude 8.3592 North, depth = 33.42 km. Unique identifier: us2000ag1l. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ag1l.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km NNW of Finca Corredor, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.8546° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.3592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNW of Finca Corredor, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-05 11:28:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-05 11:42:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 312 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 0.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us2000ag1l Id of event.
Event Code 2000ag1l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ag1l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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