Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Sona, Panama, on Wednesday, December 15, 1965 at 23:05 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.65°N / 81.913°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.65°S / 98.087°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) WSW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Tolé (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) S of Canoa (pop: 3,060) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Chiriqui (pop: 2,430) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) SE of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) WSW of Panama City (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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