Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 12 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Baru District, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 06:11 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 12 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Baru District, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 06:11 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 32 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 19, 2008 06:11:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.267°N / 82.967°W (Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Antipode: 8.267°S / 97.033°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) WNW of Guanabano (Chiriquí) (pop: 139) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) W of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Progreso (PA.02.0419, Chiriquí) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) W of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SE of San Jose (San José, Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) WSW of Panama (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.332 kmPanama-Costa Rica border regionUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 8, 2009 08:33
13 years ago
5.0

31 km
12 km E of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 14, 2009 14:29
13 years ago
4.9

10.5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 77 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Mar 13, 2009 17:33
13 years ago
5.1

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 6.9 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 13, 2009 16:54
13 years ago
4.9

19 km
5.9 km S of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 2009 21:35
13 years ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 2009 21:03
13 years ago
5.9

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 16 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 2009 17:26
13 years ago
5.3

10 km
2.7 km NE of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 2009 17:24
13 years ago
5.9

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 16 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jan 8, 2009 21:15
13 years ago
4.4

29 km
23 km NE of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Nov 27, 2008 07:25
13 years ago
4.5

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 5.5 km E of Puerto Armuelles, PanamaMore
Nov 19, 2008 06:58
13 years ago
4.7

46 km
1.8 km SE of Rio Chiriqui Viejo, PanamaMore

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