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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near La Esperanza in Panama

Earthquake location 8.3915S, -82.771WA 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km ESE of La Esperanza, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.771° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.3915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of La Esperanza, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-05 01:03:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-05 01:45:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 272 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 0.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60006m7l Id of event.
Event Code 60006m7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006m7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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