Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 391 km southwest of Panama City, on Wednesday, July 9, 1952 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.916°N / 82.382°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.916°S / 97.618°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) S of Changuinola (pop: 18,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) SW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SW of Chorrera (pop: 61,200) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) SW of Colon (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||15 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 23 Aug 1952 14:22 UTC| M 5.7 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Jul 1952 20:36 UTC| M 5.9 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|40 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details