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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Saturday, 18 August 2018

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Saturday, 18 August 2018
18 Aug 19:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 18 19:47: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Date & time: Saturday, 18 August 2018 19:39 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.69°N / 77.19°W (Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) NW of Necoclí (pop: 10,800)
73 km (45 mi) W of San Juan de Urabá (pop: 10,800)
77 km (48 mi) NE of Unión Chocó (pop: 9,500)
109 km (68 mi) NW of Apartadó (pop: 86,400)
144 km (89 mi) W of Montería (pop: 272,400)
194 km (121 mi) W of Sahagún (pop: 59,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Aug 19:39 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmPanama-Colombia Border RegionGFZ
Sat, 18 Aug 19:39 UTCM 5.5 / 40.5 kmPanama-Colombia Border RegionGeoAu
2018-08-18 14:39:07 -05:00 (18 Aug 19:39:07 UTC)M 5.6 / 10 km- 35km N of Acandi, ColombiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (13)

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Panama City. Wyndham Hotel (239.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was sitting on a chair and felt the shaking for at least 2 minutes. I observed the bed shaking as well. Quite a very scary experience, especially if not accustomed to earthquakes.
Boquete, Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV)
605.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
253.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
605.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Boca Chica (595.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
se sintio leve en montería (144.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Se sintió leve en montería (reported through our app)
se sintio leve en montería (144.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
19.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Muy fuerte se redujo un poco y siguió muy fuerte Al rato una pequeña sacudida (reported through our app)
Cartago (Colombia, 463 km S of epicenter) : Muy largo episodio sismico aca escuchado en cartago valle, lamparas moviendose y sensacion de vertigo, noveno piso (reported through EMSC)
Chame (Panama, 285 km W of epicenter) : My office chair was rolling slightly forward and back. I wasn't sure at first if it was an earthquake or not. (reported through EMSC)
Panamá (Panama, 251 km W of epicenter) : Normal situation (reported through EMSC)
Pacora (Panama, 224 km W of epicenter) : Fue un movimiento de lado a lado, no fue de arriba hacia abajo. Estaba dormida y mi cama se movía como si se estuviwra meciendo. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: Panama-Colombia Border Region, 18 Aug 2018 19:39

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Saturday, 18 August 2018

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