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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 52km S of Pedregal, Panama on Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 52km S of Pedregal, Panama on Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 52km S of Pedregal, Panama on Wednesday, 2 April 2014
2 Apr 16:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:13:27
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 31.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.9043°N / 82.345°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) SW of Boca Chica (pop: 200)
52 km (32 mi) SE of El Cacao (pop: 100)
52 km (32 mi) S of Pedregal (pop: 17,400)
59 km (37 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000)
152 km (94 mi) W of Santiago de Veraguas (pop: 45,400)
171 km (106 mi) S of Changuinola (pop: 18,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [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
Wed, 2 Apr 16:13 UTCM 6.0 / 28 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
Wed, 2 Apr 16:13 UTCM 6.0 / 40 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:13:27 (2 Apr 16:13:27 UTC)M 6.0 / 31.6 km52km S of Pedregal, PanamaUSGS
10:13:26 (2 Apr 16:13:26 UTC)M 5.5 / 10 km NicaraguaINETER
Wed, 2 Apr 16:13 UTCM 6.0 / 32 kmS of Pedregal, PanamaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (24)

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Las Lajas-San Felix Area / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt "Moderate Shaking" sitting inside on our sofa that started moving so my husband & I retreated outside & stood beside our car which bounced for several minutes.
Las Lajas-San Felix Area / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las Lajas-San Felix Area / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sofa I was sitting on started shaking then moving so my husband & I retreated outside & stood beside our car which bounced for several minutes.
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (259.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
panama city, panama (332.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt two bursts of about 4 seconds each
Las lajas chiruiqui / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ojochal, Osa, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No damage
Clayton, Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : desk was shaking
Pavones (Costa Rica, 96 km NW of epicenter) : 1 minuite to rocking vibration! (my first :-)) (reported through EMSC)
Panama (Panama, 338 km E of epicenter) : It was felt only as a small shake (reported through EMSC)
Panama (Panama, 338 km E of epicenter) : It came like in 2 faces, when I though it was ending it the bed move harder (reported through EMSC)
Panama (Panama, 338 km E of epicenter) : Came on slowly then more intense. Thought it would never end but lasted less than 1 minute. Felt a less intense aftershock several minutes later. (reported through EMSC)
Anton (Panama, 240 km E of epicenter) : This earthquake was really strange... felt so dizzy during the process that i couldn't move from my chair. No rumbling no nothing, just felt like been in a boat. Weird. (reported through EMSC)
Limon (Costa Rica, 238 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted longer than 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Costa Rica, 195 km NW of epicenter) : Even though it was a mild shake it was enough to notice it was an earthquake,I was lying down chating through fb and my friend T L felt it in Bocas del Toro, Panama. (reported through EMSC)
Boca del Drago (Panama, 164 km N of epicenter) : Started with minor quick shaking, then had a very weak, slow rolling movement. (reported through EMSC)
Bocas del Toro District (Panama, 156 km N of epicenter) : I'm at Colon Island and was talkin by phone with somebody in Solarte Island at moment, so I know for sure it was felt the same way over there. Then again its only a couple Km away from where I am. (reported through EMSC)
Volcán (Panama, 96 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted about 20 seconds, longer than any other I've experienced. (reported through EMSC)
Boquete (Panama, 93 km NW of epicenter) : Longer and stronger than previous quakes! (reported through EMSC)
Boquete (Panama, 104 km N of epicenter) : The quake was moderate (this is my third that I have felt here and they were about 6 months apart). This quake I did not hear any sound as it was 30 miles offshore for a total of about 45 miles from here but this one did take the longest time during the shaking -- 15 to 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Panama, 175 km N of epicenter) : People sitting outside where there was loud music and lots of people did not seem to notice. I was in a quiet house and the swaying of my chair and the swaying of the hanging objects and liquids seemed to go on for quite a while. The dogs outside started barking. Nothing was physically disturbed. (reported through EMSC)
Concepción (Panama, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Noticeable rumble, then earth smoothly slid back and forth causing swaying sensation and visible tree movement (reported through EMSC)
Paja Blanca (Panama, 51 km NW of epicenter) : The earthquake was sudden and immediately strong. The strong part lasted for maybe 10 seconds, then died off to barely perceptible, then a gentle, more perceptible floating was perceived. (reported through EMSC)
Boquete (Panama, 96 km NW of epicenter) : I actually felt dizzy from the rolling effect, sort of rock and roll, the sound was loud like thunder it lasted a lot longer than others last year. Everything rattled and clattered, nothing fell in our condo. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 52km S of Pedregal, Panama, 2 Apr 2014 16:13

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 16 Sep 2014 16:49 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jun 2014 07:43 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 May 2014 09:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 May 2014 09:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2014 05:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2014 21:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2014 13:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2014 08:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 52km S of Pedregal, Panama on Wednesday, 2 April 2014

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