Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 79 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 6:25 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 79 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 6:25 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 18 km depth

23 Mar 11:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
23 Mar 16:18: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 18.0 km (from 3.1 to 11.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards SSW.
Update Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 11:36
Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 77 km southwest of David, Panama
4.4 quake 23 Mar 6:25 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 23 Mar 6:25 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 6:25 am local time. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Canegua (pop. 14) located 17 km from the epicenter, Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) 41 km away, El Palmar (pop. 4,500) 44 km away, and La Esperanza (pop. 1,900) 56 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Divala (pop. 2,500) located 59 km from the epicenter, Progreso (pop. 2,200) 60 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 71 km away, La Concepcion (pop. 17,700) 73 km away, and David (pop. 82,000) 77 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 23, 2021 11:25:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 6:25 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.89°N / 82.9°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.89°S / 97.1°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SSW of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) S of Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.118 kmSOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
4.18 km5 Km Al Suroeste De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá, Costa RicaINETER
4.511 km19 Km Al Sur De Punta Burica, Panama.RSN

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