Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 58 km northeast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Monday, 29 July 2019 at 04:43 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Caribbean Sea, 58 km northeast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Monday, 29 July 2019 at 04:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Jul 04:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Jul 2019 04:43:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.73°N / 81.89°W (Caribbean Sea, Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) NNE of Isla Bastimentos (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NE of Bocas del Toro (pop: 5,380) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of Almirante (Changuinola District) (pop: 8,740) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Changuinola (pop: 18,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of El Empalme (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNE of Chiriqui Grande (pop: 1,530) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) NNE of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NNE of La Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NNE of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) WNW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NNE of Isla de Los Higueros Island --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NW of Isla Farallon del Chiru Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 5.010 kmPanamaGFZ
M 5.010 kmPanamaEMSC
M 5.010 km47km NNE of Isla Bastimentos, PanamaUSGS
M 5.214 km67 km al Este de Changuinola, Panama.RSN

User reports for this quake (18)

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Manzanillo Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were woken up as our woode house started tracking and shaking
Bocas de Toro / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I gelt the earthquake for a few seconds, things were shaking and rattling.
Bocas del Toro- Isla Colon / Light shaking (MMI IV)
54.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was only a Feed seconds
215.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was standing. I heard roof tins rumbling.
Panama City, Panama / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was short but to me it was quite strong.
121.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
58.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong but short shake. Doors rattled and seats shook vigorously.
157.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Bocas Del Toro. Bluff Beach / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bocas del toro / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about fifteen seconds
Bocas Del Toro- Isla Colon / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Reading the news on my phone in bed- the bed started shaking, then I could here the glassware and things on the shelves. At first I thought it was someone heavily walking on the deck, but it lasted too long. Felt like back and forth shaking.
Isla San Cristobal (70.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamarindo / not felt : I'm in tamarindo and surprisingly felt nothing Will be interesting to read the reports that come in for this one!
Penonome, Cocle, Panama (217.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light swaying for about 8 seconds
58.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
1032.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Panama City (Panama, 271 km E of epicenter) : Lo senti se movio todo levemente en la ciudad de Panamá (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Caribbean Sea, 58 km northeast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, 29 July 2019 04:43 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 58 km northeast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Monday, 29 July 2019 at 04:43 (GMT)
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