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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Finca Blanco in Panama

Earthquake location 8.3403S, -83.006WA 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 15 km WSW of Finca Blanco, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.006° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.3403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km WSW of Finca Blanco, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-13 07:24:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 08:57:15 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 312 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 0.318 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us7000bpfn Id of event.
Event Code 7000bpfn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bpfn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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