Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
23 Nov 03:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
23 Nov 04:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 35.0 km (from 6.2 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards SSE.
Update Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 03:45Light magnitude 4.4 quake hits 60 km south of David, Panama late at night
4.4 quake 22 Nov 10:37 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred late at night on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 10.37 pm local time near Boca Chica, Panama, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Boca Chica (pop. 200) located 46 km from the epicenter, Punta de Burica (pop. 1,400) 47 km away, Paja Blanca (pop. 100) 49 km away, Limones (pop. 300) 50 km away, Baco (pop. 200) 50 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 53 km away, David (pop. 82,000) 60 km away, and La Concepción (pop. 17,700) 71 km away.
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