Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 15 km southwest of Isla de Los Higueros Island, Panama, on Saturday, July 21, 1934 at 10:39 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.205°N / 82.511°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 8.205°S / 97.489°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) S of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (25 mi) E of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Gualaca (pop: 3,450) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) SE of San Jose (Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (212 mi) WSW of Panama (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||25 km||Panama-Costa Rica border region||USGS|
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