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

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 108km SSE of Punta De Burica, Panama, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 108km SSE of Punta De Burica, Panama, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24
13 May 06:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 2014-05-13 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 (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) SW of Pixvae (pop: 400)
107 km (67 mi) SW of Bahía Honda (pop: 200)
109 km (67 mi) SE of Punta de Burica (pop: 1,400)
135 km (84 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000)
148 km (92 mi) SE of La Concepción (pop: 17,700)
178 km (111 mi) SW of Santiago de Veraguas (pop: 45,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2014-05-13 06:35:24 UTC
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24
M 6.5 / 10 km108km SSE of Punta De Burica, PanamaUSGS
2014-05-13 06:35:24 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
2014-05-13 06:35:24 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
2014-05-13 06:35:26 UTC
M 6.3 / 20 kmNicaraguaINETER
2014-05-13 06:35:24 UTCM 6.8 / 10 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 1:30 and lasted about 5 seconds (?) with the last part a "sudden jolt" of greater magnitude. I am not far from the epicenter as I am only 10 minutes from the border with Cost Rica south side of the interamericana and 10 km from the ocean as the crow flies.
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 was lying in bed awake when the house started shaking, I got up to go outside and felt immediately dizzy walking. Checked the time and it was 1:30am. Light fixtures were swinging and floor was swaying slightly. Felt like it lasted between 30 sec and 1 min.
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)

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake 108km SSE of Punta De Burica, Panama, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24

More info
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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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 108km SSE of Punta De Burica, Panama, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:35:24

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