Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km south of David, Abreu e Lima, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 9:00 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km south of David, Abreu e Lima, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 9:00 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 24 km depth

27 Nov 02:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
27 Nov 02:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 24.0 km (from 6.2 to 14.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.4 mi) towards NE.
Update Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 02:09
Light magnitude 4.8 quake hits 60 km south of David, Panama in the evening
4.8 quake 26 Nov 9:00 pm (GMT -5)
4.8 quake 26 Nov 9:00 pm (GMT -5)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Boca Chica, Panama. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 9.00 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Boca Chica (pop. 200) located 46 km from the epicenter, Paja Blanca (pop. 100) 49 km away, Limones (pop. 300) 50 km away, Baco (pop. 200) 50 km away, Los Pocitos (pop. 100) 50 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 53 km away, David (pop. 82,000) 60 km away, and La Concepción (pop. 17,700) 71 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 27, 2020 02:00:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 9:00 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.95°N / 82.38°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.95°S / 97.62°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SSW of Boca Chica (pop: 215) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SE of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Gualaca (pop: 3,450) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 25°C (77 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.710 km39 Km Al Sureste De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá, PanamaINETER

User reports for this quake (4)

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Colombiano, Cundinamarca chia (983 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : Sentí mucho dolor de cabeza y cuando me levante estaba temblando colombia  
Jaramillo Abajo, Boquete. (79.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Algarrobos, Dolega, Chiriquí / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Volcancito 4500 feet Boquete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s
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