Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 6.1 km northwest of Puerto Armuelles, Panama, on Monday, April 8, 1957 at 20:18 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.302°N / 82.912°W↗ (Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Antipode: 8.302°S / 97.088°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) WSW of San Bartolo Linea (Chiriquí) (pop: 693) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) WNW of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Progreso (PA.02.0419, Chiriquí) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WSW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SSW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) WSW of Panama City (Panamá) (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||20 km||Panama-Costa Rica border region||USGS|
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