Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 02:02 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 24.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.633°N / 82.766°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.633°S / 97.234°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) SSE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) S of Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||25 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 25 Aug 2001 02:45 UTC| M 4.7 |24.8 km (15.4 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details