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Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 6:14 am (GMT -5) -

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 6:14 am (GMT -5) Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 6:14 am (GMT -5)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Jan 11:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
28 Jan 11:22: Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards E.
28 Jan 11:32: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 28, 2022 11:14:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jan 28, 2022 at 6:14 am (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.4909°N / 82.5881°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode5.491°S / 97.412°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities516 km (321 mi) SW of Panama (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
525 km (326 mi) SW of Contadora Island (pop: 350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
6.110 km282 Km SW of Arenas, PanamaUSGS
5.920 kmPanama: 197 Km Al Noroeste De Isla De Malpelo, ColombiaINETER
6.110 kmSouth of PanamaRaspberryShake
6.010 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
6.110 kmSouth of PanamaGeoAu
5.310 kmPanama: Near DavidRENASS
5.13 km151 Km Al Sur De Punta Burica, Panama.RSN


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 1082 km / 672 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (10)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Santo Domingo, Distrito de Las Tablas, Los Santos (368 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Sona veraguas (283.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Bajo Boquete, Chiriquí (366.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Coronado (450.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Pérez Zeledón / not felt (reported through our app)
City / not felt
Stanwood, Washington / not felt
Panamá / not felt (reported through our app)
Puerto Armuelles / not felt
City / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jul 7, 2022 16:05
38 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, PanamaMore
May 3, 2022 08:28
47 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, PanamaMore
Feb 23, 2022 21:38
1 year 5 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, PanamaMore

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