Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 18 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Barú, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panama, on Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 10:56 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 18 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Barú, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panama, on Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 10:56 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 4 km depth

9 Nov 05:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
9 Nov 05:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 5.0 km (from 0.6 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3.1 mi) towards SSE.
9 Nov 05:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 4.0 km (from 3.1 to 2.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards SSE.
Update Mon, 9 Nov 2020, 05:03
Light tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 68 km west of David, Costa Rica
4.3 quake 31 km SSW of Corredor, Costa Rica, 8 Nov 10.56 pm (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 31 km SSW of Corredor, Costa Rica, 8 Nov 10.56 pm (GMT -6)
The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Costa Rica near the village of La Victoria only 6 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Sunday 8 November 2020 at 10.56 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in La Victoria (pop. 400) located 10 km from the epicenter, El Coco (pop. 200) 11 km away, Blanco Arriba (pop. 400) 12 km away, Finca Sigua (pop. 300) 14 km away, Finca Bongo (pop. 200) 15 km away, La Concepción (pop. 17,700) 49 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 67 km away, and David (pop. 82,000) 68 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 9, 2020 04:56:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 10:56 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.311°N / 83.023°W (Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Antipode: 8.311°S / 96.977°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) WSW of Blanco Arriba (Chiriquí) (pop: 391) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) W of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SW of Progreso (PA.02.0419, Chiriquí) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNW of Burica (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) WSW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) W of Panama City (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.54 km18 Km Al Suroeste De Laurel, Costa RicaINETER
4.43 km12 Km Al Sur De Pavon, Golfito., Costa RicaRSN

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