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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Plaza de Caisan in Panama

Earthquake location 8.6971S, -82.8237WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Plaza de Caisan in Panama on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000hfen. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hfen. The temblor was detected at 20:28:42 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 01:28:42 / October 22, 2018 @ 1:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.89 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -82.8237 West, latitude 8.6971 North, depth = 18.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bocas del Toro, Guabito, Changuinola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km S of Plaza de Caisan, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.8237° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km S of Plaza de Caisan, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-22 01:28:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-22 01:56:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 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 343 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 0.165 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us1000hfen Id of event.
Event Code 1000hfen An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hfen, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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