Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 128km SSE of Punta de Burica, Panama on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 367 km southwest of Panama City, Panama District, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 367 km southwest of Panama City, Panama District, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 May 06:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Date & time: May 13, 2014 06:35:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.2164°N / 82.328°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.216°S / 97.672°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Gualaca (pop: 3,450) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) WSW of Isla del Rey Island (pop: 1,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.510 km108km SSE of Punta de Burica, PanamaUSGS
6.510 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
6.320 kmNicaraguaINETER
6.810 kmSE of Punta de Burica, PanamaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (17)

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Boquete, Chiriqui / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bobby Joe Mcdeeedeee / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : it felt strong.  
Drake bay, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, lasted several seconds, continuous   
Barro Blanco (Gariche) Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Started 1  
Las Nubes de Tuis, Turrialba, Costa Rica (358.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quake woke me up and the bed rocked side to side for more than half a minute  
Coronado, Panama (306.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Volcan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted longer then the ones last month.I was awake but it woke my partner up,he said it felt like someone was jumping on the bed.  
Bocas del toro / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I wa  
Las Lajas Panama (123.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : i wokw up and when i realised what actually happens i was afraid because doors and windows vibrated very strong, and this gave a loud noise  
David Chiriqui Panama / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It lasted more than usual for this area   
Bocas Del toro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limon (Costa Rica, 319 km NW of epicenter) : Thanks for your excellent website. (reported through EMSC)  
David (Panama, 132 km NW of epicenter) : It happened at 1:35 AM and lasted about 45 sec. Don't know if anyone else was awake. (reported through EMSC)  
Chiriqui (Panama, 128 km N of epicenter) : Duró más tiempo de los que he sentido en 15 años! (reported through EMSC)  
David (Panama, 132 km NW of epicenter) : Shaking at first, then gentle swaying back and forth. (reported through EMSC)  
David (Panama, 129 km NW of epicenter) : Duration was about 30 seconds. Smaller tremor was felt by my wife about 30 minutes prior to the 6.8 (I slept through that one). (reported through EMSC)  
Guarumal (Panama, 122 km NW of epicenter) : swimming pool water sloshed. The earthquake event seemed to last a long time. We are expecting an aftershock.... (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

  • 16 Sep 2014 16:49 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 May 2014 09:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 May 2014 09:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2014 05:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2014 21:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2014 13:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2014 08:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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