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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 63 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 63 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 63 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Aug 03:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
4 Aug 22:20: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 03:48

Moderate 4.2 quake hits near David, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama

4.2 quake 3 Aug 10:35 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 3 Aug 10:35 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near David, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, was reported only 13 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 shallow depth of 14 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, at 10:35 pm 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.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
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 Punta de Burica (pop. 1,400) located 28 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) located 49 km from the epicenter, El Palmar (pop. 4,500) 51 km away, Divala (pop. 2,500) 59 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 61 km away, David (pop. 82,000) 66 km away, San Pablo Viejo Abajo (pop. 6,000) 66 km away, Bugaba (pop. 3,300) 68 km away, and Las Lomas (pop. 11,700) 68 km away.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 4, 2022 03:35:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.0051°N / 82.8147°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode8.005°S / 97.185°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBaru (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) ESE of Punta de Burica (pop: 1,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SSW of Divala (pop: 2,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SW of David (pop: 82,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
379 km (235 mi) WSW of Panama (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.210 km6 Km ESE of Burica, PanamaUSGS
4.210 kmSouth of PanamaRaspberryShake
4.25 kmPanama: 26 Km Al Sur De Limones, Distrito Barú, PanamáINETER
4.43 km35 Km Al Sureste De Punta Burica, Panama.RSN


Seismic station: Las Juntas de Abangares, Costa Rica (JTS/II network) | Distance from quake: 346 km / 215 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Juntas de Abangares, 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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