Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 8km ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama on Monday, 8 December 2014

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, December 08, 2014 03:54:52

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, December 08, 2014 03:54:52

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

8 Dec 09:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Dec 8 10:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: Dec 8, 2014 08:54:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, December 08, 2014 03:54:52
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.9691°N / 82.694°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.969°S / 97.306°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) S of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SSW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.620 km20km ESE of Punta de Burica, PanamaUSGS
6.519 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionGFZ
6.620 kmESE of Punta de Burica, PanamaGeoAu
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User reports for this quake (37)

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Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A side to side shake...The headboard of my bed banged against the wall...  
Alto Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Volcan Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awoken to the wavy feeling and loud knocking for approximately 1 minute.   
La Minas, chiriqui, Panama elev.3600ft / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Two trembler's, minutes apart. Awoken on the first trembler. Dogs barking with lights turned on as the neighboring homes also reacted. Side to side shake.  
Coronado / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was woken up by the bed swaying back and forth lasting approx one minute  
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama (94.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking woke me up. Shaking followed by grinding vibration.  
ajajuela / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Boquete, Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arraijan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Isla Bastimentos / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shook lightly from side to side for a few seconds. It woke me up and shook for about 3-4 seconds.  
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up from a strong shaking of my bed. Everybody woke up. I'm glad, nothing seems to be damaged.   
Rodolfo Ciudad de Panama / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Portland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt something just now in Portland.  
panama city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto viejo, costa rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Long rocking motion on upper floor of concrete house, lasted a long time about 20 seconds, got stronger the longer it lasted. After it was over, all the howler monkeys in the area started howling, very strange.  
David District (Panama, 50 km NE of epicenter) : to me it was strong earthquakes and it was the therd one. (reported through EMSC)  
David District (Panama, 50 km NE of epicenter) : We were woken by the shaking, which lasted 30 seconds or so. We went outside for 10-15 minutes as a precaution in case there was another tremor. (reported through EMSC)  
Anton (Panama, 268 km E of epicenter) : The swaying of the building woke us up in Playa Blanca at 3:55 (reported through EMSC)  
Dolega District (Panama, 63 km NE of epicenter) : much stronger than the most recent one (reported through EMSC)  
Puntarenas (Costa Rica, 318 km NW of epicenter) : lasted several seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Panama (Panama, 363 km E of epicenter) : Woke me up. I live at a 19th floor in the city. Felt bed shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
San Carlos District (Panama, 305 km E of epicenter) : Concern about possible tsunami (reported through EMSC)  
Jaco (Costa Rica, 276 km NW of epicenter) : It was strong and long! (reported through EMSC)  
Turrialba (Costa Rica, 234 km NW of epicenter) : swayed back and forth. (reported through EMSC)  
(Panama, 94 km E of epicenter) : Long and strong movement which wakes me up. The rocking chair on the terrace was moving strongly. (reported through EMSC)  
Panama (Panama, 363 km E of epicenter) : I felt like something was slightly swinging in the window and woke me up . I live in a 9 th floor i got up took a look though my window but did not notice every thing apparently normal (reported through EMSC)  
Puntarenas (Costa Rica, 318 km NW of epicenter) : My bed started shaking much worse than the last earthquake the other day the ceiling fan was shaking, the whole building was shaking I thought it was going collapse the water in the in ground pool was splashing out of the pool too (reported through EMSC)  
Nueva Gorgona (Panama, 314 km E of epicenter) : It would not have woken me, felt it because we were awake, I was in bed, husband up! We both felt it (reported through EMSC)  
San José (Costa Rica, 277 km NW of epicenter) : vibration loud enough.. painting shook.. pool water surging (reported through EMSC)  
Heredia (Costa Rica, 267 km NW of epicenter) : It were a bit wobbly like. (reported through EMSC)  
(Costa Rica, 260 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it very long and strong. I am in Llorente de Tibás, Costa Rica. (reported through EMSC)  
Fátima (Costa Rica, 167 km NW of epicenter) : Hi. Happy and proud to say my nearly finished home survived the quake. I have been feeling small movements for the last few days, so I thought something might be brewing! Hope everyone is ok (reported through EMSC)  
Bocas del Toro Province (Panama, 151 km N of epicenter) : Strong. Things moving. Sound of apartment squeaking etc. worst I have felt in two years in panama. (reported through EMSC)  
Bocas del Toro Province (Panama, 151 km N of epicenter) : It woke me up!!!! Are there any concerns??? (reported through EMSC)  
Boquete (Panama, 84 km N of epicenter) : Long lasting and severe movement (reported through EMSC)  
Volcán (Panama, 80 km N of epicenter) : Rocking chair started rocking (reported through EMSC)  
Chiriqui (Panama, 58 km NE of epicenter) : The earthquake was very hard and similar to saturday, I was sleeping and the movement wake me up.. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

  • 25 Apr 2015 20:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Apr 2015 11:41 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Apr 2015 10:17 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10.3 km (6.4 mi) depth
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 19:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Mar 2015 17:45 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 18 Feb 2015 16:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    28.3 km (17.6 mi) depth
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 2015 22:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Jan 2015 18:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Dec 2014 18:44 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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