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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Boca Chica in Panama

Earthquake location 7.7219S, -82.4221WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca Chica in Panama on Wednesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:49:39 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bgra. Unique identifier: us7000bgra. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 18:49:39 / September 2, 2020 @ 6:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.4221 West, latitude 7.7219 North, depth = 22.86 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.86 km (14 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Concepción, Las Lomas, Puerto Armuelles (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km SSW of Boca Chica, Panama. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.4221° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.7219° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km SSW of Boca Chica, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-02 18:49:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-02 19:24:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us7000bgra Id of event.
Event Code 7000bgra An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bgra, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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