A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Finca Blanco in Panama on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -83.006° West, 8.3403° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 07:24:23 / September 13, 2020 @ 7:24 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bpfn. Unique identifier: us7000bpfn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:24:23 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Las Lomas, David. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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