A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Palmar in Panama on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:51 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.9068 West, latitude 8.3222 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 05:19:51 / February 18, 2021 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dikq. Id of event: us6000dikq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WNW of El Palmar, Panama. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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