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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Monte Lirio in Panama

Earthquake location 8.7746S, -82.7978WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Monte Lirio in Panama. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.93 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:38:35 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 11:38:35 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:38 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20004w57. Event ids that are associated: us20004w57. Exact location of earthquake, -82.7978° West, 8.7746° North, depth 9.93 km.

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bocas del Toro, Guabito, Changuinola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Monte Lirio, Panama. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.7978° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7746° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km ESE of Monte Lirio, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-31 11:38:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 11:53:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 357 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.11 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004w57 Id of event.
Event Code 20004w57 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w57, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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