A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Isla Bastimentos in Panama on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 01:45:35 / December 24, 2019 @ 1:45 am. Event id: us70006qe8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qe8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -81.963° West, latitude 9.5143° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:45:35 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guabito, Changuinola, Almirante (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Almirante (c. 8 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guabito (c. 6 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 30 km NE of Isla Bastimentos, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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