A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Esperanza in Panama on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -82.771° West, 8.3915° North, depth 35.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 01:03:10 / December 5, 2019 @ 1:03 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.14 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us60006m7l. Event ids that are associated: us60006m7l. The temblor was detected at 20:03:10 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Golfito, Volcán. Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (23 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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