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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 195 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 09:42 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 195 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on 13 May 4:42 am (GMT -5)

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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 195 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on 13 May 4:42 am (GMT -5) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 195 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on 13 May 4:42 am (GMT -5)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 May 09:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
13 May 09:50: Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NE.
13 May 10:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
13 May 10:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0. Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 13, 2021 09:42:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter13 May 4:42 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.67°N / 82.45°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode6.67°S / 97.55°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoBaru (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities158 km (98 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (121 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) SSW of Tolé (pop: 2,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) S of Divala (pop: 2,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
227 km (141 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
414 km (257 mi) SW of Panama (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
435 km (271 mi) WSW of Isla del Rey Island (pop: 1,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
6.010 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
5.110 kmNear David, PanamaRENASS
5.710 km88 Km Al Suroeste De Isla Jicarón, Distrito Montijo, Panamá, PanamaINETER
6.010.2 kmSouth of Panama [Sea: Panama]INGV
6.010 km151 Km SSE of Punta De Burica, PanamaUSGS
6.011 kmSouth of PanamaGeoAu
5.537 kmSouth of PanamaBMKG
5.710 km113 Km Al Suroeste De Isla De Coiba, Panama.RSN

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27 km of Barranco Adentro, Changuinola District, Bocas del Toro (340.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I did not feel it in the Islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Cocle Panamá (255.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Sentido temblor | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Culver City (4783 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / several minutes : It is a strong vibration lasting at least 5 minutes | One user found this interesting.  
Curundu, Panamá District, Panamá (409.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Nueva Gorgona, Panamá Oeste (352.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Bajo Boquete, Chiriquí (234.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Bajo Boquete, Chiriquí (235 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pereira (773.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Renacimiento / not felt
Santa Fe, Veraguas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 30, 2021 07:26
30 weeks ago
4.7

1 km
North Pacific Ocean, 178 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Oct 26, 2021 17:30
30 weeks ago - felt
4.2

69 km
North Pacific Ocean, 245 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Oct 23, 2021 15:57
31 weeks ago
4.0

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 163 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Oct 18, 2021 01:04
31 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, PanamaMore
Oct 17, 2021 05:52
32 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, PanamaMore
Oct 17, 2021 04:58
32 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, PanamaMore
Sep 21, 2021 04:50
35 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 163 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 26, 2021 00:05
39 weeks ago
4.1

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 179 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 4, 2021 11:26
42 weeks ago
3.8

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 146 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 31, 2021 08:47
43 weeks ago
4.3

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 167 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 22, 2021 13:25
44 weeks ago - felt
4.4

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 158 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 22, 2021 01:09
44 weeks ago
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 155 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 19, 2021 17:08
44 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 149 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 18, 2021 19:59
45 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 163 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 18, 2021 01:21
45 weeks ago - felt
3.9

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 174 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 17, 2021 20:56
45 weeks ago - felt
6.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 172 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 17, 2021 20:55
45 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 173 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 16, 2021 07:37
45 weeks ago
4.8

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 253 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jun 26, 2021 11:48
48 weeks ago
4.6

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 202 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jun 10, 2021 04:17
50 weeks ago
3.9

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 209 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 14, 2021 02:46
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.8

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 178 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 13, 2021 14:57
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.4

7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 180 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore

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