Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 7:49 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 7:49 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Mar 00:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
17 Mar 01:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.9 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: Mar 17, 2021 00:49:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 7:49 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.25°N / 82.84°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 8.25°S / 97.16°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) SE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of La Esperanza (pop: 1,890) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) N of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) S of San Isidro (pop: 1,650) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) WSW of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Gomez (pop: 1,260) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SW of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) WSW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.95 km3 Km Al Sureste De Puerto Armuelles, Panamá, PanamaINETER
4.125 km13 Km Al Este De Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN
4.125 kmPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIONEMSC

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