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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 6 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Frontera Costa Rica-Panamá on Saturday, 26 September 2020

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 6 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Frontera Costa Rica-Panamá on Saturday, 26 September 2020
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: Saturday, 26 September 2020 07:27 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 (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (0 mi) SE of Quebrada Grande (pop: 400)
2 km (1 mi) NW of La Unión (pop: 200)
2 km (1 mi) NE of Jacú (pop: 800)
43 km (26 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
167 km (104 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
188 km (117 mi) SE of Paraíso (pop: 39,700)
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) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-26 01:27:22 (26 Sep 07:27:22 UTC)M 4.8 / 12 km6 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Frontera Costa Rica-PanamáINETER
26 de septiembre del 2020 1:27 am (26 Sep 07:27:00 UTC)M 4.6 / 22 km1 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Corredores., Costa RicaRSN

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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.
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)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 6 Km Al Sur De Paso Canoas, Frontera Costa Rica-Panamá on Saturday, 26 September 2020

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