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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 0.8 km northeast of Las Lagunitas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 0.8 km northeast of Las Lagunitas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 0.8 km northeast of Las Lagunitas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Dec 03:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 29, 2020 02:54:48 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.84°N / 80.28°W (Provincia de Los Santos, Panama)
Antipode7.84°S / 99.72°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt27 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) NNE of Las Lagunitas (Los Santos) (pop: 62) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) N of Las Tablas (Los Santos) (pop: 8,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) E of Agua Buena (Los Santos) (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) NE of La Palma (Los Santos) (pop: 1,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) NNW of La Palma (Los Santos) (pop: 1,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (13 mi) SE of San Juan Bautista (Chitré, Herrera) (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SE of Chitre (Chitré, Herrera) (pop: 8,970) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (15 mi) SE of Monagrillo (Chitré, Herrera) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Pocri (Aguadulce, Coclé) (pop: 12,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Panama (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 24.9°C (77 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Chitre, Herrera, in Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I am in the city of Chitre about 20 km from the twoun of Guarare near to the Lagunitas. I was at my desk writing on my Lapto, suddeny I felt a strong explosion, my desk did not move. By the characteristics of the noise, I think a meteor fell | One user found this interesting.  
Guararé, Los Santos (2.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Vibration like a long thunder during a storm and then windows and doors rattling. Sensation like big fireworks exploding in the air.  
Chitre City, Herrera Province, Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : We heard the noise. The shake was short, but felt it strong. Me and my dog jumped out of bed. My mother did hear the noise, but did not felt the shake. The neighbors didn't bother to come out, so We think they didn't feel it.  
Ciudad de Panamá (165.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
San Juan Bautista, Chitré (22.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Santiago de Veraguas (83.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / single vertical bump / very short : Se sintió como que una bomba explotara  
Guararé, Los Santos (4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
near Macaracas, Los Santos (51.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Las Tablas (8.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
La Enea, Guararé, provincia Los Santos / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s
Veraguas. / not felt : I will classify shake intensity 0 because I do not feel anythink. Maybe HARP provocarte the earthquake. 10,000 km deep is not enough to be a real earthquake.  
Villas de llano Marín / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Se escucho un crujir en la tierra fuerte pero duro muy poco tiempo  
Villas d Decameron, Anton. / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Chitré / not felt
Villa Nazareth / not felt
Los santos panama / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Interesting...  
Vista Mar, San Carlos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Rumbling  
Chitré, Herrera / not felt
Playa uverito (13.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : I was sitting at our kitchen table and felt one big shake with a loud rumbling sound. It was over so quickly, I wondered if that is what it was. My wife woke up and ask what that was?  
Panamá Oeste (78.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Las Tablas. I heard a very strong noise as if some / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Monagrillo chitre / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / very short : El suelo vibro y se escuchó un zumbido fuerte y profundo  
guarare, panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strongest shake we have ever had here.  
Monaguillo chitre / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
LAS TABLAS CENTRO / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : FELTS LIKE A BOMB  
Guararé / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Fue muy fuerte la sacudida creo que no estamos preparados para estas cosas, yo me enteré porque mi cachorra esta alterada y ladraba desesperada  
Agua buena (12.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las Tablas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Playa Albina Grande / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Panamá las tablas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Las tablas abajo (6.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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