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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Boca Chica in Panama

Earthquake location 8.0403S, -82.4709WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Boca Chica in Panama. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.29 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:00:15 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.4709 West, latitude 8.0403 North, depth = 46.29 km. Event id: us7000clph. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000clph. Global time and date of event 27/11/20 / 2020-11-27 02:00:15 / November 27, 2020 @ 2:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corredor, Boquete, Volcán (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km SW of Boca Chica, Panama.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.4709° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.0403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km SW 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 2020-11-27 02:00:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-02 01:30:28 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 271 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 0.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us7000clph Id of event.
Event Code 7000clph An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000clph, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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