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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Puerto Armuelles in Panama

Earthquake location 8.2438S, -83.0096WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Puerto Armuelles in Panama on Friday. Global time and date of event 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 11:23:28 / January 29, 2021 @ 11:23 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcwl. Id of event: us6000dcwl. Exact location of event, depth 11.31 km, -83.0096° West, 8.2438° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.31 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:23:28 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boquete, Volcán, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop).

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

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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: 16 km WSW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.0096° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.2438° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km WSW of Puerto Armuelles, Panama Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-29 11:23:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-29 11:51:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 370 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 0.348 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 134 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 us6000dcwl Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcwl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcwl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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