Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 7 km northeast of Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí, Panama, on 31 de diciembre del 2019 5:10 pm -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 7 km northeast of Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí, Panama, on 31 de diciembre del 2019 5:10 pm

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 31 km depth

31 Dec 23:44 UTC: First to report: RSN after 34 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Dec 2019 11:10:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 31 de diciembre del 2019 5:10 pm
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.328°N / 82.824°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) WNW of Manaca Civil (pop: 1,220)
10 km (6 mi) NE of Margenes de Corotu (pop: 114)
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Chiriqui Viejo (Distrito de Alanje) (pop: 98)
13 km (8 mi) ESE of Blanco Arriba (pop: 391)
13 km (8 mi) S of Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210)
30 km (19 mi) SW of La Concepcion (pop: 17,700)
45 km (28 mi) WSW of David (pop: 82,000)
204 km (127 mi) W of Santiago (pop: 45,400)
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.231 km12 km al Este de Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN

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Coco beach 7 km east of puerto amerullus / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt like a heavy truck passed in front of house one big bump
Las tablas (283 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Die Lampen haben gewackelt, es war deutlich zu spüren
Boquete (64.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Playa Barqueta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Little jar then slight rolling motion
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Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 7 km northeast of Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí, Panama, on 31 de diciembre del 2019 5:10 pm
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