Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 21 km south of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, March 12, 1962 at 11:40 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.917°N / 82.818°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.917°S / 97.182°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) S of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) S of Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||25 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 26 Jul 1962 08:14 UTC| M 7.2 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|46 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 67 km south of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Thursday, July 26, 1962 at 08:14 (GMT)
- 04 Apr 1962 14:02 UTC| M 5.9 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|30 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details