Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 207 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, December 17, 1990 at 11:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 19 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 19.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.638°N / 81.926°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.638°S / 98.074°E↗
Nearest volcano: La Yeguada (237 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Managua (pop: 16) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SSW of Montijo (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) S of Tolé (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SSE of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) SSE of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SW of Las Tablas (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SW of Chitre (Chitré) (pop: 8,970) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SW of Panama (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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|6.3||19 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Dec 17, 1990 12:34|
31 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 142 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama||More|