Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 173 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, February 28, 1995 at 21:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 21 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.976°N / 81.86°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.976°S / 98.14°E↗
Nearest volcano: La Yeguada (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (59 mi) SSW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SW of Rio de Jesus (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Las Palmas (pop: 1,290) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Las Lajas (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) S of Tolé (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Pocri (Aguadulce) (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) SW 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||21 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 05 Jul 1995 02:36 UTC| M 3.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|59 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Apr 1995 09:34 UTC| M 4.1 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details