Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 49 km southwest of Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 3:56 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 49 km southwest of Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 3:56 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 49 km southwest of Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 3:56 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

5 Jul 09:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Update Tue, 5 Jul 2022, 09:06
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Las Tablas, Distrito de Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama
4.4 quake 5 Jul 3:56 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 5 Jul 3:56 am (GMT -5)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Las Tablas, Distrito de Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama. The tremor was recorded early morning on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, at 3:56 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In El Guayabo (pop. 31) located 4 km from the epicenter, and Tonosi (pop. 1,500) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Llano de Piedra (pop. 1,100) located 29 km from the epicenter, Macaracas (pop. 2,200) 36 km away, La Palma (pop. 1,300) 39 km away, and Las Tablas (pop. 8,900) 49 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Los Santos (pop. 6,000) located 60 km from the epicenter, San Juan Bautista (pop. 11,800) 63 km away, and Monagrillo (pop. 10,800) 65 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 5, 2022 08:56:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 3:56 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.41°N / 80.54°W (Tonosi District, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama)
Antipode7.41°S / 99.46°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (2 mi) SSE of El Guayabo (Los Santos) (pop: 31) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) W of Tonosi (Los Santos) (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) S of Macaracas (Los Santos) (pop: 2,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (25 mi) SSW of La Palma (Los Santos) (pop: 1,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) SW of Las Tablas (Los Santos) (pop: 8,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SSW of San Juan Bautista (Chitré, Herrera) (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) S of Monagrillo (Chitré, Herrera) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) SSW of Panama (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 22.4°C (72 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.45 kmPANAMAEMSC
4.22 kmPanamaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (2)

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Samsara / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Bed moved horizontally and hanging door rattled in frame  
Cambutal / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : The whole house moved and rattled windows for a few seconds.  
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