Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 4.5 km southeast of Canoas, Progreso, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Panama, on 2020-09-26 01:27:22 -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 4.5 km southeast of Canoas, Progreso, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Panama, on 2020-09-26 01:27:22

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 12 km depth

26 Sep 07:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
27 Sep 02:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.0 to 12.0 km (from 8.1 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: Sep 26, 2020 07:27:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-26 01:27:22
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.504°N / 82.81°W (Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Antipode: 8.504°S / 97.19°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (0 mi) SE of Quebrada Grande (Chiriquí) (pop: 390) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SW of Gomez (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,260) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SSW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) W of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WNW of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) W of Las Lomas (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) W of Panama City (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.6°C (69 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.812 km6 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Frontera Costa Rica-PanamáINETER
4.622 km1 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Corredores., Costa RicaRSN

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Bajo Boquete, Chiriquí (49.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
5kms NW of Copa Buena (32.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Bocas del Toro, changuinola, finca 8 (108.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Me encontraba acostada en cama y se siento moverse 2-3segundos.  
Puerto Armuelles, Barú District, Chiriquí (27.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Volcancito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Breñón / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.