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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Friday, 7 September 2018

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Friday, 7 September 2018
Sep 7 01:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Date & time: Friday, 7 September 2018 01:47 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.94°N / 77.61°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: El Valle (291 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 7 Sep 2018
Fri, 7 Sep 01:47 UTCM 5.6 / 30 kmPANAMA-COLOMBIA BORDER REGIONEMSC
Fri, 7 Sep 01:47 UTCM 5.4 / 32.8 kmPanama-Colombia Border RegionGeoAu
Fri, 7 Sep 01:47 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km- 15km SE of Yaviza, PanamaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Panama City, Panama / MMI IV (Light shaking): I am on the 9th floor of a hotel in Panama City and the swaying and shaking of the building was obvious and had sound to it. Hanging objects swayed. The vibration lasted at least one minute.
Apartadó Antioquía / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Gorgona Panama (259.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt vibrations sitting on the couch in our 10th floor condo on the beach. Chandelier was moving in a circular motion.
Carepa antioquia (107.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Se sintió en toda la zona de uraba, sin daños solo mareos! (via app)
Canopy Tower, Gamboa / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(1274.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(269.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Montanita (1139.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Panama City / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Meteti Darien Panama / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(243.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(243.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Panama city / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Panama) (360 km W from epicenter)(no details): Gracias a dios no hubo daños mayores (via EMSC)
Cartago (Colombia) (400 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Sacudon fuerte a las 20.49 pero muy breve, en noveno piso de mi casa (via EMSC)
San Carlos (Panama) (270 km W from epicenter)(no details): Happened one minute ago! (via EMSC)
Ciudad de Panamá (Panama) (245 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Slow but long (via EMSC)
Ciudad de Panamá (Panama) (240 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Panamá (Panama) (239 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Suave (via EMSC)
Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia) (542 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió un poco en bogota .. (via EMSC)
Envigado (Colombia) (300 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuerte en sexto piso. Duración aproximada de 30 segundos (via EMSC)
San Carlos (Panama) (270 km W from epicenter)(no details): On the 21st floor in San Carlos. Very subtle rolling feeling. Had to ask my Wife if she felt it too... she did. Lasted for 10 seconds or so (via EMSC)
Coronado (Panama) (262 km W from epicenter)(no details): Un léger tremblement- un tremblor suave- a slightly movement (via EMSC)
Panamá (Panama) (241 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Leve! No muy fuerte casi ni se sintió (via EMSC)
Ciudad de Panamá (Panama) (239 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se movió sabroso por acá en Parque Lefevre, ciudad de Panamá (via EMSC)
Pacora (Panama) (224 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very quick but strong enough to shake the bed. (via EMSC)

 

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