A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta de Burica in Panama. Event id: us70009jb8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009jb8. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:01:10 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 02:01:10 / May 18, 2020 @ 2:01 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.54 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -82.9058 West, latitude 7.7059 North, depth = 10.54 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was David, La Concepción, Pedregal (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 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 one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 36 km S of Punta de Burica, Panama.
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