Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 149 km south of Pedregal, Panama, on Friday, April 11, 2003 at 06:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.033°N / 82.353°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.033°S / 97.647°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SW of Chorrera (pop: 61,200) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) SW of Colon (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||10 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 04 Sep 2003 21:13 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|40 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Apr 2003 23:23 UTC| M 4.0 |5 km (3.1 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details