A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Plaza de Caisan in Panama on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000hfen. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hfen. The temblor was detected at 20:28:42 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 01:28:42 / October 22, 2018 @ 1:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.89 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -82.8237 West, latitude 8.6971 North, depth = 18.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bocas del Toro, Guabito, Changuinola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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