A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta de Burica in Panama on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 01:15:42 / September 9, 2017 @ 1:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:15:42 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arv3. Id of event: us2000arv3. Exact location of event, depth 13.81 km, -82.4369° West, 7.7941° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.81 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Concepción, Puerto Armuelles, Las Lomas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 54 km ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama.
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