Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 2 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 03:39 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 7 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 7.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.635°N / 82.337°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.635°S / 97.663°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (243 km / 151 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) SW of Chorrera (pop: 61,200) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) SW of Arraijan (pop: 76,800) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (253 mi) SW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) SW of Chilibre (Panamá) (pop: 33,500) --> 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||7.4 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 22 Jan 2006 23:01 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Jan 2006 01:00 UTC| M 4.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|53 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details