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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Yaviza in Panama

Earthquake location 8.045S, -77.6037WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yaviza in Panama. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 01:47:23 / September 7, 2018 @ 1:47 am UTC/GMT. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:47:23 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ha0n. Unique identifier: us2000ha0n. Exact location of event, longitude -77.6037 West, latitude 8.045 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chigorodó, Carepa, Apartadó (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). The epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Necoclí (c. 10 800 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Riosucio (c. 7 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Palma (c. 1 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km SE of Yaviza, Panama. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.6037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.045° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SE of Yaviza, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-07 01:47:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 02:20:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.83 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 483 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 2.473 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us2000ha0n Id of event.
Event Code 2000ha0n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ha0n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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