Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southwest of Sona, Provincia de Veraguas, Panama, on Monday, March 28, 1960 at 00:13 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.388°N / 81.878°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.388°S / 98.122°E↗
Nearest volcano: La Yeguada (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (35 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) S of Las Lajas (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Las Palmas (pop: 1,290) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Tolé (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSE of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) SW 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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