Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 72 km south of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, July 10, 1957 at 09:04 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.484°N / 82.663°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.484°S / 97.337°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) SSE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) S of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) WSW of Panama (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||20 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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