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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Finca Blanco Numero Uno in Panama

Earthquake location 8.4104S, -82.9052WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Finca Blanco Numero Uno in Panama. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 17:12:40 / February 22, 2019 @ 5:12 pm. Unique identifier: us1000jahq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jahq. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:12:40 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -82.9052 West, latitude 8.4104 North, depth = 15.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.72 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Boquete, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NW of Finca Blanco Numero Uno, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.9052° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4104° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Finca Blanco Numero Uno, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-22 17:12:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-16 22:12:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 326 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 1.979 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us1000jahq Id of event.
Event Code 1000jahq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jahq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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