Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 390 km southwest of Panama City, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 08:19 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 390 km southwest of Panama City, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 08:19 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 12 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Apr 30, 2011 08:19:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.854°N / 82.33°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 6.854°S / 97.67°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) SW of La Punta (pop: 216) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) S of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) SW of Penonome (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SW of Chorrera (pop: 61,200) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SW of Arraijan (pop: 76,800) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SW of Colon (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) SW 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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6.112 kmsouth of PanamaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 05 Sep 2011 16:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 2011 11:21 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jul 2011 15:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    18.5 km (11.5 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 2011 16:34 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    21.1 km (13.1 mi) depth
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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