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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 16 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama) on Thursday, 3 September 2020

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 5.6 quake: 15 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama), 4 Sep 2020 17:45, which followed after 1 day 12 hours.
Light mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 16 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama) on Thursday, 3 September 2020
3 Sep 05:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
Sep 3 05:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 7.0 km.
Sep 3 05:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 3.0 km.
Sep 3 06:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 9.0 km.
Sep 3 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 6.0 km.
Sep 3 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2.
Sep 3 06:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 4.0 km.
Update Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 06:28
Earthquake felt in the Costa Rica / Panama border region
Expected shaking intensities on ground for last evening's quake in Costa Rica - Panama
Expected shaking intensities on ground for last evening's quake in Costa Rica - Panama
A light earthquake hit the southern border region between Costa Rica and Panama an hour ago, at 11:39 pm local time.
The epicenter of the shallow quake was 7 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Panama. In an area of about 25 km around the epicenter, moderate shaking could be clearly felt, while lighter shaking intensities occurred in up to 50-75 km distances.
The earthquake is not expected to have caused any damage.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: Thursday, 3 September 2020 05:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-02 23:39:13
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.306°N / 83°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NW of Cabecera de San Bartolo (pop: 100)
5 km (3 mi) NW of San Bartolo Límite (pop: 100)
9 km (6 mi) SW of Blanco Arriba (pop: 400)
64 km (40 mi) SW of David (pop: 82,000)
187 km (116 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
195 km (121 mi) SE of Paraíso (pop: 39,700)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-02 23:39:13 (3 Sep 05:39:13 UTC)M 4.1 / 4 km16 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama)INETER
02 de septiembre del 2020 11:40 pm (3 Sep 05:40:00 UTC)M 4.3 / 10 km7 km al Oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN
Thu, 3 Sep 05:40 UTCM 4.3 / 10 kmPanama-costa Rica Border RegionEMSC

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Puerto Pilon (18.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : the couch I was sittin on shook quite a bit and the doors and shutters rattled. | 2 users found this interesting.

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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 16 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama) on Thursday, 3 September 2020

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