Mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 125 km south of David, Chiriquí, Panama, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 11:36 am (GMT -5) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 125 km south of David, Chiriquí, Panama, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 11:36 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 17:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 34 minutes.
6 Dec 21:30: Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards ESE.
Update Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 17:12
Light 4.6 quake hits near Canegua, Panama
4.6 quake 30 Nov 11:36 am (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 30 Nov 11:36 am (GMT -5)
Just 36 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Canegua, Panama. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Monday 30 November 2020 at 11.36 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Canegua (pop. 14) located 98 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Nov 2020 16:36:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 30 Nov 2020 11:36 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.306°N / 82.3796°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) SSE of Canegua (pop: 14) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSE of La Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) SW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) S of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) S of Isla de Los Higueros Island --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) WSW of Isla Farallon del Chiru Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.610 km96 Km SSE of Punta De Burica, PanamaUSGS
M 4.85 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
M 4.810 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
M 4.632 km62 Km Al Oeste De Isla Jicarón, Distrito Montijo, Panamá, PanamaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

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28.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : We felt shaking 2,3 times for 5-10 seconds near Coiba island on container ship Cma Cgm James Madison
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