Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 371 km southwest of Panama, on Wednesday, June 26, 1963 at 17:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.065°N / 82.268°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.065°S / 97.732°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) SSE of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) SW of Panama (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|5.9||15 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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