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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 120 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Saturday, November 26, 1983 at 20:18 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 120 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Saturday, November 26, 1983 at 20:18 GMT Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 120 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Saturday, November 26, 1983 at 20:18 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 26, 1983 20:18:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.359°N / 82.268°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode7.359°S / 97.732°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBaru (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities93 km (58 mi) SW of Pixvae (pop: 427) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (71 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
353 km (219 mi) WSW of Panama (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.010 kmsouth of PanamaUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Apr 16, 1984 14:18
39 years ago

10 km
180 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore

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