Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 108 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, July 18, 1934 at 16:59 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.457°N / 82.336°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.457°S / 97.664°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) S of Boca Chica (pop: 215) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of San Lorenzo (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||25 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 21, 1934 10:39|
87 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 15 km SW of Isla de Los Higueros Island, Panama||More|