Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 171 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, May 8, 1990 at 00:01 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 9.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.905°N / 82.622°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.905°S / 97.378°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
129 km (80 mi) SSE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) S of Changuinola (pop: 18,000) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) SW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SW 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||9.6 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 31 Aug 1990 19:20 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|61 km (38 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 May 1990 03:03 UTC| M 5.4 |17.4 km (10.8 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details