Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 12 km west of Varadero, Provincia de Veraguas, Panama, on Saturday, January 6, 1951 at 07:51 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 54 km depth
Depth: 54.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.329°N / 80.993°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.329°S / 99.007°E↗
Nearest volcano: La Yeguada (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) WNW of Varadero (pop: 97) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SW of Macaracas (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) S of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Las Tablas (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Chitre (Chitré) (pop: 8,970) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Monagrillo (Chitré) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of San Juan Bautista (Chitré) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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