A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta de Burica in Panama on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.5272 West, latitude 7.5114 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1y9. Unique identifier: us7000d1y9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 06:32:32 / January 21, 2021 @ 6:32 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:32:32 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedregal, Puerto Armuelles (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 68 km SSE of Punta de Burica, Panama.
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