Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 2:47 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 2:47 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 2:47 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Jun 07:51 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
28 Jun 08:11: Now using data updates from EMSC
28 Jun 10:44: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 28 Jun 2022, 07:57
Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 70 km southeast of Las Tablas, Panama
4.8 quake 28 Jun 2:47 am (GMT -5)
4.8 quake 28 Jun 2:47 am (GMT -5)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Panama near Las Tablas, Distrito de Las Tablas, Provincia de Los Santos, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, at 2:47 am local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. 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 Los Destiladeros (pop. 65) located 32 km from the epicenter, Pedasi (pop. 1,900) 41 km away, Tonosi (pop. 1,500) 48 km away, and Las Tablas (pop. 8,900) 70 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Juan Bautista (pop. 11,800) located 96 km from the epicenter, Chitre (pop. 9,000) 96 km away, Llano Bonito (pop. 9,700) 97 km away, La Arena (pop. 7,200) 98 km away, and Monagrillo (pop. 10,800) 99 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 28, 2022 07:47:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 2:47 am (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.1797°N / 80.0823°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode7.18°S / 99.918°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities31 km (19 mi) S of Los Destiladeros (pop: 65) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Tonosi (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SSE of La Palma (pop: 1,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (43 mi) SSE of Las Tablas (pop: 8,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SE of Macaracas (pop: 2,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSE of San Juan Bautista (Chitré) (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (61 mi) SSE of Monagrillo (Chitré) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
211 km (131 mi) SSW of Panama (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) SW of Isla del Rey Island (pop: 1,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.610 kmNear Panama, Panamá, PanamaUSGS
4.715 kmPanama: 42 Km Al Noroeste De Chiclayo, PeruINETER
4.610 kmPanamaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (3)

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Limon, Campana, Capira (169.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : I could feel the bed moving side to side.  
Panama, Distrito de Panamá (210.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Little tiny  
Panamá, Las Mañanitas, Villa Daniela / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
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