A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.9664 West, latitude 8.1941 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:41:39 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dcx1. Unique identifier: us6000dcx1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 12:41:39 / January 29, 2021 @ 12:41 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 14 km SW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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