Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 3:28 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 3:28 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 79 km depth

27 Feb 20:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 14 minutes.
27 Feb 23:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 67.0 to 79.0 km (from 42 to 49 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 27 Feb 2021 20:28:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 3:28 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.8°N / 82.69°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Nearby towns and cities:
342 km (213 mi) SW of Varadero (pop: 97) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) SSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) S of La Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) SW of Las Tablas (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (303 mi) SSW of Penonomé (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
544 km (338 mi) NW of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
547 km (340 mi) NW of Tumaco (Colombia) (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
583 km (362 mi) SW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.279 km149 Km Al Noroeste De Isla De Malpelo, Colombia, PanamaINETER
4.810 kmSouth of PanamaUSGS
5.010 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
4.710 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
5.010 kmSouth of PanamaGeoAu

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590.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : No, porque estoy en la capital tica. (reported through our app)  
San Carlos, Panamá Oeste, Republic of Panama / not felt
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