Hey, Was That A Small Earthquake? (Under Our House)
Friday, May 27 2011 @ 02:07 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Ask, And You Shall Receive: Recent earthquakes recorded by the Seismological Network of the Institute of Geosciences, University of Panama. Event near Las Tablas, preliminary location: (See Map: Static - Dynamic) No: 467 - Date: 27/05/2011 - Time (UTC): 16:56:00 - Local Time (Panama): 05/27/2011 11:56:00. Magnitude: 4.1 - Depth: 10.00 km Place near the epicenter, 14 km, Las Tablas, Panama. The automatic system registered an earthquake today, Friday, 27 May 2011, at 11:56 am local time. The event has a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale and the epicenter is located at coordinates: Latitude 7.64 N, 80.33 W longitude at a depth of 10 km. The nearest populated place to the event is located 8 km North of the Valle Riquito in the province of Las Tablas, Panama.
Editor's Comment: This earthquake is not being reported by the US Geological Survey yet. It was relatively small, however you were able to feel it because it basically occurred right under your couch. In fact, the preliminary epicenter was just 18 miles to the Northeast of your location (see below). If you want to see what's going on with seismic activity in Panama, and if something is not being reflected in the United States by the US Geological Survey, you can always hit the local source of information (in Spanish) - the Instituto de Geociencias (Institute of Geosciences) of the University of Panama. Anyway, thanks for reading Panama Guide. Hope this helps, and have a great day.
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