Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, 67 km west of David, Panama, on 01 de noviembre del 2018 5:13 am

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, 67 km west of David, Panama, on 01 de noviembre del 2018 5:13 am

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 28 km depth

1 Nov 11:52 UTC: First to report: RSN after 39 minutes.
Date & time: Nov 1, 2018 11:13:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 01 de noviembre del 2018 5:13 am
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.22°N / 83.006°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.22°S / 96.994°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Puerto Armuelles (Panama) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Canoas (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSE of Golfito (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Corredor (Ciudad Neily) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SW of Concepcion (Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Panama) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of San Vito (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of David (Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSE of San Isidro (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.328 km13 km al Suroeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN
4.710 km- 18km WSW of Puerto Armuelles, PanamaUSGS

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Isla Colon / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed shook slightly... nothing serious  
In Boquete, Chiriqui, back behind Mike's Grill. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke us up, with the bed shaking on second floor! It did surprised us!  
Santa Clara, Chiriquí (69.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Primer Ciclo Punta Burica. Limones. Barú / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Boquete, Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Around 614am it woke me up, light rolling/rumbling and then the full shake everything in the Casita rattled  
Canaza 12 km nw puerto jimenez (58.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us up...last about 10 or more seconds  
Puerto Jimenez / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Armuelles, Barú District, Chiriquí (16.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the house move. (reported through our app)  
Volcancito, Panama (87.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking was light at first but significantly stronger at the end. House was creaking and lamp globe was swaying. (reported through our app)  
Bajo Boquete, Chiriquí (88.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
alto Boquete, Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed at the time (6;15am) maybe 5 seconds worth here in Alto Boquete.  
Alto boquete panama / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Zancudo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Yes, it woke me up. Bed shook I could hear things vibrating in the other room. Here in xancudo.  
San Carlos - David (63.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
david / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Boquete / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke me up  
Boquete, Panama / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : You could hear it coming up the mountain there was a hard bump then a lot of shaking. Quite and interesting ride around 6:30am.  
Puerto Armuelles, Barú District, Chiriquí (15.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong jolt followed by rocking for about 30 seconds. (reported through our app)  
Volcancito alto / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Isidro, Pérez Zeledón (149 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bajo Boquete, Chiriquí (87.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rolling low intensity followed by jolt and again rolling low intensity (reported through our app)  
Volcan, Chiriquí (73.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Diego, La Unión, Cartago (217.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Armuelles, Barú District, Chiriquí (16.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Open doors were swinging, some small objects on counters and tables fell, window blinds and clothes in closet swinging. Recliners were rocking.  
Potrerillos Abajo Chiriqui Pamamá / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Pablo Viejo Abajo, Provincia de Chiriqui (61.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
David, Chiriquí (66.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

  • 19 Dec 2018 06:30 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 16:06 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 18:44 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 02 Dec 2018 20:38 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Nov 2018 10:05 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 13 Nov 2018 20:09 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 13 Nov 2018 08:21 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details

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