A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:55:08 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -82.8929° West, latitude 8.2698° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d5mw. Event ids that are associated: us6000d5mw. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 00:55:08 / January 5, 2021 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km WSW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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