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Strong earthquake 6.1 mag, 7 km SE of Plaza de Caisan, Panama

Earthquake location 8.6919S, -82.7684WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Plaza de Caisan in Panama. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.26 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003k3p. Unique identifier: us70003k3p. Global time and date of event 12/05/19 / 2019-05-12 19:24:52 / May 12, 2019 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -82.7684 West, latitude 8.6919 North, depth = 37.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:24:52 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Mercedes, Bocas del Toro. Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SE of Plaza de Caisan, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.7684° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SE 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 2019-05-12 19:24:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-12 19:44:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.425 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 579 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 0.129 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 91 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003k3p Id of event.
Event Code 70003k3p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003k3p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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