Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km south of Pedregal, Panama, on Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 1:32 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km south of Pedregal, Panama, on Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 1:32 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jan 06:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
21 Jan 07:09: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5. Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (6.9 mi) towards W.
Update Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 06:42
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Pedregal, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama
4.6 quake 21 Jan 1:32 am (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 21 Jan 1:32 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early morning on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 1:32 am local time near Pedregal, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Canegua (pop. 14) located 78 km from the epicenter, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 96 km away, San Lorenzo (pop. 1000) 97 km away, Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) 99 km away, David (pop. 82,000) 103 km away, Las Lomas (pop. 11,700) 103 km away, San Pablo Viejo Abajo (pop. 6,000) 106 km away, and La Concepcion (pop. 17,700) 114 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 21 Jan 2021 06:32:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 1:32 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.51°N / 82.53°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Canegua (pop: 14) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) S of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SSE of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) S of La Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WSW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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 4.510 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
M 4.510 km68 Km SSE of Punta De Burica, PanamaUSGS
M 4.612 km83 Km Al Oeste De Isla Jicarón, Distrito Montijo, Panamá, PanamaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
91.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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