Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 2.2 km north of Punta de Burica, Limones, Barú, Panama, on 2020-10-24 01:29:23 -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 2.2 km north of Punta de Burica, Limones, Barú, Panama, on 2020-10-24 01:29:23

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 8 km depth

24 Oct 07:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
24 Oct 07:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (6.8 mi) towards WSW.
24 Oct 07:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 8.0 km (from 3.1 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: Oct 24, 2020 07:29:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-24 01:29:23
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.053°N / 82.866°W (Panama)
Antipode: 8.053°S / 97.134°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SW of Canegua (pop: 14) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) S of Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
4.98 km5 Km Al Sur De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá, PanamaINETER
4.416 km9 Km E of Limones, PanamaUSGS
4.430 kmPanama-costa Rica Border RegionEMSC
4.828 km17 Km Al Este De Punta Burica, Panama.RSN
4.510 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Puerto Armuelles, Barú District, Chiriquí (24.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Bo (94.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Boquete (94.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s
Boquete, chiriqui, Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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