Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 110 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, May 18, 1992 at 23:19 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 18 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 17.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.446°N / 82.311°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.446°S / 97.689°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) S of Boca Chica (pop: 215) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of San Lorenzo (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 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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|6.3||18 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 19 May 1992 02:52 UTC| M 4.2 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 May 1992 23:53 UTC| M 4.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details