Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 57 km west of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, 29 Mar 2021 5:15 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 57 km west of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, 29 Mar 2021 5:15 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 9 km depth

29 Mar 22:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
29 Mar 22:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 8.0 km (from 3.7 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NNE.
29 Mar 22:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 9.0 km (from 5 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: 29 Mar 2021 22:15:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 29 Mar 2021 5:15 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.25°N / 82.92°W (Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (2 mi) NW of Guanabano (Chiriquí) (pop: 139) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) WSW of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Progreso (PA.02.0419, Chiriquí) (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SW of La Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David, Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) WSW of Panama City (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 32°C (90 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.79 km7 Km Al Oeste De Puerto Armuelles, Panamá, PanamaINETER
4.524 kmPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIONEMSC
4.732 km11 Km Al Sureste De Laurel, Corredores., PanamaRSN
4.524 km2 Km NNE of Finca Blanco, PanamaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
6.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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