A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -82.9522° West, 8.2718° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 13:14:44 / January 29, 2021 @ 1:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcx7. Id of event: us6000dcx7. The temblor was picked up at 13:14:44 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Boquete, Volcán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 9 km W of Puerto Armuelles, Panama.
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