Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 120 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Saturday, November 26, 1983 at 20:18 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.359°N / 82.268°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.359°S / 97.732°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) WSW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (71 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) S of Gualaca (pop: 3,450) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||10 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 16 Apr 1984 14:18 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details