Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 3.2 km southeast of Manaca Civil, Chiriquí, Panama, on Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 2:57 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 3.2 km southeast of Manaca Civil, Chiriquí, Panama, on Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 2:57 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 28 km depth

2 Dec 20:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
2 Dec 20:51: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 28.0 km (from 5.6 to 17.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SSW.
Update Wed, 2 Dec 2020, 20:03
Light magnitude 4.5 quake hits 2 km southwest of Majagual, Panama early afternoon
4.5 quake PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION 2 Dec 2.57 pm (GMT -5)
4.5 quake PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION 2 Dec 2.57 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 6 minutes ago 2 km southwest of Majagual, Panama, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 9 km beneath the epicenter near Majagual, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, early afternoon on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 2.57 pm local time. 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.
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.
In Majagual (pop. 520) located 2 km from the epicenter, Manaca Norte (pop. 1,300) 3 km away, Manaca Civil (pop. 1,200) 4 km away, San Valentin (pop. 810) 4 km away, Corotu Civil (pop. 400) 5 km away, La Esperanza (pop. 1,900) 8 km away, El Palmar (pop. 4,500) 9 km away, and Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in David (pop. 82,000) located 40 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 2, 2020 19:57:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 2:57 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.3°N / 82.8°W (Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Antipode: 8.3°S / 97.2°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of Manaca Civil (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,220) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) ENE of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SSE of Progreso (PA.02.0419, Chiriquí) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SW of Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) W of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) WSW of Panama City (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 24.3°C (76 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSW
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

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.428 kmPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIONEMSC
4.42 km9 Km Al Noroeste De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá, PanamaINETER
4.428 km14 Km Al Este De Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN

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El Valle de Anton (235.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : The neighbor's pool for the geese was shaking up the water in the pool.  
near San Lorenzo, Chiriquí (61.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short (reported through our app)
David, Chiriquí (42.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Isla Boca Brava, Chiriquí / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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