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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Finca Blanco in Panama

Earthquake location 8.4094S, -83.0537WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Finca Blanco in Panama on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.31 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/20 / 2020-11-09 04:56:41 / November 9, 2020 @ 4:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.0537 West, latitude 8.4094 North, depth = 8.31 km. Id of earthquake: us7000ce8y. Event ids that are associated: us7000ce8y. The temblor was reported at 04:56:41 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Boquete, Las Lomas.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km W of Finca Blanco, Panama. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.0537° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4094° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km W of Finca Blanco, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-09 04:56:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 22:54:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 0.263 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 103 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 us7000ce8y Id of event.
Event Code 7000ce8y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ce8y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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