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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 3:46 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 3:46 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 3:46 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

5 Dec 08:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 2 minutes.
5 Dec 08:56: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 14.0 km (from 6.8 to 8.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NNE.
5 Dec 13:14: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 6.0 km (from 8.7 to 3.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.3 km (3.3 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2022 08:46:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 3:46 am (GMT -5)
Depth6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.254°N / 82.794°W (North Pacific Ocean, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama)
Antipode8.254°S / 97.206°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoBaru (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) ESE of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí) (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) SSW of Divala (Chiriquí) (pop: 2,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Progreso (PA.02.0419, Chiriquí) (pop: 2,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Punta de Burica (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Guarumal (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SSW of Concepcion (Chiriquí) (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) WSW of David (Chiriquí) (pop: 82,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
369 km (229 mi) WSW of Panama (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 23°C (73 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 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.
3.46 kmPanama: 6 Km Al Sur De Manglares De Majagual, PanamáINETER
3.215 km12 Km Al Este De Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN


Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 242 km / 151 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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