Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 47 km northeast of David, Panama in the evening
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 03:1703:17 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 9:57 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.2 quake 26 Jan 9:57 pm (GMT -5)
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 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 Alto Jaramillo (pop. 340) located 12 km from the epicenter, Bajo Boquete (pop. 2,300) 13 km away, and Chiriqui Grande (pop. 1,500) 27 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include David (pop. 82,000) located 47 km from the epicenter, La Concepcion (pop. 17,700) 48 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 54 km away, Rio Sereno (pop. 1,400) 57 km away, Horconcitos (pop. 880) 62 km away, and Hato Chami (pop. 640) 77 km away.
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Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 9:57 pm (GMT -5) local time (27 Jan 2021 02:57 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.84°N / 82.34°W (Ngöbe-Buglé, Panama)
Primary data source: EMSC
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