Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 421 km southwest of Panama City, on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 00:51 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 18 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.729°N / 82.579°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.729°S / 97.421°E↗
Nearest volcano: Baru (231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (92 mi) SSE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) S of Changuinola (pop: 18,000) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) SW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SW of Colon (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) SW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||18 km||south of Panama||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 22 Mar 2010 06:57 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|54 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Oct 2009 01:50 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details