A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Río Grande in Panama. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs4m. Id of event: us7000cs4m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:08:31 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 12:08:31 / December 18, 2020 @ 12:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -81.6942° West, 7.5431° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Soná (c. 7 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soná (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 44 km WSW of Río Grande, Panama.
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