Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 12:18 am (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 12:18 am (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 1 km depth

16 Jan 05:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
16 Jan 07:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 25.0 km (from 6.2 to 15.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.1 km (5.7 mi) towards NNW.
16 Jan 14:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 1.0 km (from 15.5 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 114 km (71 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: 16 Jan 2021 05:18:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 12:18 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.43°N / 81.83°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Nearby towns and cities:
232 km (144 mi) SSW of Varadero (pop: 97) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) SW of Tonosi (pop: 1,480) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) SSW of Macaracas (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SSW of Las Tablas (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) SSW of Chitré (pop: 8,970) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SSW of San Juan Bautista (Chitré) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) SSW of Monagrillo (Chitré) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) SSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 25.9°C (79 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
M 5.51 km161 Km Al Norte De Isla De Malpelo, Colombia, PanamaINETER
M 5.210 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
M 5.210 kmSouth of PanamaUSGS
M 5.221 kmSouth of PanamaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
396.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
677.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt
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