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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Panama-Costa Rica Border Region on Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Panama-Costa Rica Border Region on Wednesday, 4 February 2004
Date & time: Wednesday, 4 February 2004 11:59 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 29.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.358°N / 82.877°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) NE of Finca Higuito (pop: 200)
2 km (1 mi) NW of Finca Corredor (pop: 500)
2 km (2 mi) S of Finca Blanco (pop: 1,100)
50 km (31 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
182 km (113 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
197 km (123 mi) SE of Paraíso (pop: 39,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 4 Feb 11:59 UTCM 6.1 / 29.2 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Panama-Costa Rica Border Region, 4 Feb 2004 11:59

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 01 Aug 2004 04:24 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    13.4 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jun 2004 08:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2004 07:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47.4 km (29.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 2004 21:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    53.1 km (33 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2004 13:32 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    12.1 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2004 05:11 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2004 21:13 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    0.4 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2004 12:40 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2004 12:35 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    12.5 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Panama-Costa Rica Border Region on Wednesday, 4 February 2004
 

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