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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag was detected near La Esperanza in Panama

Earthquake location 8.434S, -82.7869WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Esperanza in Panama. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000455l. Unique identifier: us7000455l. Global time and date of event 26/06/19 / 2019-06-26 05:23:48 / June 26, 2019 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -82.7869° West, latitude 8.434° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:23:48 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mercedes, Guabito, Bocas del Toro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Questions or comments?

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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km NNE of La Esperanza, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.7869° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE of La Esperanza, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-26 05:23:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-26 05:37:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 611 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 0.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us7000455l Id of event.
Event Code 7000455l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000455l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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