Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 95 km south of Pedregal, Panama, on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 18:26 (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: 7.529°N / 82.266°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.529°S / 97.734°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) S of Boca Chica (pop: 215) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of San Lorenzo (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Chiriqui (pop: 2,430) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 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||10 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 31 Dec 2005 06:29 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details