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Mag. 3.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Sunday, Jan 2, 2022, at 01:24 am (GMT -6)

A light magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurred in the North Pacific Ocean 81 km (50 mi) from  Panama in the early morning of Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at 1.24 am local time (GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 16 km (10 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Sunday, Jan 2, 2022, at 01:24 am (GMT -6) Mag. 3.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Sunday, Jan 2, 2022, at 01:24 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 16 km depth

2 Jan 07:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 11 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 2, 2022 07:24:28 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 2, 2022, at 01:24 am (GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Depth16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.319°N / 82.679°W North Pacific Ocean, Panama
Also near: Costa Rica 82 km (51 mi) away
Seismic antipode7.319°S / 97.321°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoBaru (166 km / 103 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Panama, the capital of  Panama with 410,000 inhabitants, in 395 km (245 mi) distance to the northeast, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
395 km (245 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 408,200)
: Not felt
Panama District, Panama
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Mag Depth Time GMT
Epicenter Agency
3.5 16 km
9.9 mi
07:24:28 Panama: 89 Km Al Sur De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá INETER


Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 337 km / 210 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Heredia, Costa Rica: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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