Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 34 km northeast of Changuinola, Panama, on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 00:47 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.643°N / 82.3°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Panama)
Antipode: 9.643°S / 97.7°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tisingal (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) ENE of California (pop: 388) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of Changuinola (pop: 18,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NE of El Empalme (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Almirante (Changuinola District) (pop: 8,740) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NNW of Isla Bastimentos (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) ENE of La Mesa (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) ESE of Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) N of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) E of San Jose (Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WNW 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||10 km||Panama-Costa Rica border region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 21 Feb 2002 15:08 UTC| M 4.0 |8.1 km (5 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Feb 2002 20:59 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|43 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Details