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Hey, Was That A Small Earthquake? (Under Our House)

EarthquakesBy DON WINNER for - Received this afternoon via email: "Good day Don, Just wondering if you heard anything on an Earthquake today (may 27, 2011) somewhere in Panama. We live in Tonosi, Los Santos and at 11:50 am had a big tremor. The house and walls moved and the couch I was sitting on. I can't seem to find anything online yet as to where it was. Thanks. also thanks for all the info you take the time to put out there on Panama Guide. I check it everyday for updates as to what is happening. It is appreciated by me and by many others out there. Susan"

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.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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