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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 43 km west of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 9:22 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 43 km west of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 9:22 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 43 km west of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 9:22 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 9 km depth

25 Jan 02:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2023 02:22:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 9:22 pm (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.3°N / 82.8°W (Panama)
Antipode8.3°S / 97.2°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoBaru (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SE of Manaca Civil (pop: 1,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
7 km (5 mi) ENE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) SW of Divala (pop: 2,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) SSE of Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SW of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) WSW of David (pop: 82,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
369 km (229 mi) WSW of Panama (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 26.1°C (79 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.09 kmPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIONEMSC
3.78 kmPanama: 4 Km Al Norte De Puerto Armuelles, PanamáINETER
4.013 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionRaspberryShake
3.920 km10 Km Al Este De Puerto Armuelles, Panama.RSN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 238 km / 148 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Coco Beach / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Apr 22, 1991 21:56
32 years ago
7.6

10 km
157km / 98mi34 km S of Ciudad de Limon, Costa RicaMore
Oct 5, 1950 16:09
72 years ago
7.5

98 km
346km / 215miTilaran, 8 km NE of Canas, Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Jul 18, 1934 01:36
89 years ago
7.5

30 km
56km / 35mi59 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Mar 25, 1990 13:22
33 years ago
7.3

22 km
285km / 177mi7.2 km SE of Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Dec 5, 1941 20:47
81 years ago
7.3

20 km
73km / 45mi44 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jul 26, 1962 08:14
61 years ago
7.2

25 km
88km / 55mi67 km S of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 3, 1983 02:50
40 years ago
7.1

37 km
58km / 36miGolfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, 96 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Mar 4, 1924 10:07
99 years ago
7.1

15 km
206km / 128miCartago, 7.6 km SW of Paraiso, Provincia de Cartago, Costa RicaMore
Dec 6, 1941 21:24
81 years ago
7.0

15 km
192km / 119mi164 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Aug 20, 1999 10:02
23 years ago
6.9

20 km
171km / 106mi99 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Aug 19, 1982 15:59
40 years ago
6.8

10 km
176km / 110mi192 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Sep 18, 1962 00:29
60 years ago
6.8

30 km
104km / 64mi94 km SW of Quebrada de Piedra, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Dec 22, 1939 04:44
83 years ago
6.8

25 km
262km / 163mi31 km E of Isla Cabo Blanco Island, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jul 18, 1934 16:59
89 years ago
6.8

25 km
107km / 66mi108 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 18, 1934 16:09
89 years ago
6.8

25 km
66km / 41mi73 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Oct 20, 2022 11:57
15 weeks ago
6.7

10 km
86km / 54miNorth Pacific Ocean, 85 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 21, 2021 21:15
1 year 28 weeks ago
6.7

10 km
99km / 61miNorth Pacific Ocean, 126 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Sep 9, 1952 12:54
70 years ago
6.7

15 km
174km / 108mi50 km S of Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jul 21, 1934 10:39
89 years ago
6.7

25 km
34km / 21miIsla de Los Higueros, 26 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 13, 2017 02:28
5 years ago
6.6

25 km
241km / 150mi24 km SW of San Rafael Abajo, Puriscal, Provincia de San José, Costa RicaMore
Dec 8, 2014 08:54
8 years ago
6.6

20 km
39km / 24miNorth Pacific Ocean, 59 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Mar 7, 1992 01:53
31 years ago
6.6

79 km
270km / 168miSarchi, Provincia de Alajuela, 40 km NW of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jan 6, 1951 07:51
72 years ago
6.6

54 km
227km / 141mi12 km W of Varadero, Provincia de Veraguas, PanamaMore
Oct 27, 1940 05:35
82 years ago
6.6

35 km
208km / 129mi9.2 km E of Parrita, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jul 18, 1934 04:00
89 years ago
6.6

20 km
36km / 22mi68 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 10, 1927 01:35
96 years ago
6.6

15 km
126km / 78mi138 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 13, 2014 06:35
9 years ago
6.5

10 km
131km / 82miNorth Pacific Ocean, 367 km SW of PanamaMore
Dec 25, 2003 07:11
19 years ago
6.5

33 km
13km / 8mi43 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 31, 2002 00:16
21 years ago
6.5

10 km
41km / 26mi68 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 8, 1990 00:01
33 years ago
6.5

9.6 km
156km / 97mi171 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 3, 1983 17:14
40 years ago
6.5

33 km
179km / 111miParaiso, Provincia de Cartago, 53 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 1, 1979 20:38
44 years ago
6.5

28 km
16km / 10mi58 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Mar 12, 1962 11:40
61 years ago
6.5

25 km
43km / 26mi21 km S of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 20, 2004 08:07
18 years ago
6.4

16 km
209km / 130miAserri, 38 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jun 16, 2002 02:46
21 years ago
6.4

35 km
142km / 88mi73 km SW of San Isidro, Pérez Zeledon, Provincia de San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 28, 1990 01:23
33 years ago
6.4

23 km
101km / 63miOsa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 133 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Mar 25, 1990 13:16
33 years ago
6.4

27 km
279km / 174mi43 km NE of Isla Cabo Blanco Island, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Aug 24, 1979 04:26
43 years ago
6.4

40 km
104km / 65miOsa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 52 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Jun 6, 1958 09:11
65 years ago
6.4

35 km
215km / 134mi259 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Oct 31, 1957 10:08
65 years ago
6.4

25 km
185km / 115mi432 km SW of PanamaMore
Mar 9, 1937 15:40
86 years ago
6.4

20 km
88km / 55mi21 km SE of Ciudad Cortés, Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jun 26, 2019 05:23
4 years ago
6.3

34 km
23km / 14mi3.9 km W of Siogui Abajo, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 19, 2008 06:11
14 years ago
6.3

32 km
19km / 12mi12 km W of Puerto Armuelles, Baru District, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 18, 1992 23:19
31 years ago
6.3

18 km
109km / 68mi110 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Dec 17, 1990 11:00
32 years ago
6.3

19 km
208km / 130mi207 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 11, 2003 06:12
20 years ago
6.2

10 km
149km / 93mi150 km S of Pedregal, David District, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Sep 4, 1996 19:06
26 years ago
6.2

33 km
200km / 124mi66 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
May 4, 1991 03:42
32 years ago
6.2

10 km
144km / 90mi17 km NE of Changuinola, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, PanamaMore
Apr 24, 1991 19:13
32 years ago
6.2

13 km
179km / 111miTurrialba, Provincia de Cartago, 66 km E of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Dec 8, 1988 12:58
34 years ago
6.2

10 km
154km / 96mi171 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Feb 28, 1974 20:20
49 years ago
6.2

46 km
180km / 112mi66 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 17, 2021 20:56
1 year 29 weeks ago
6.1

10 km
156km / 97miNorth Pacific Ocean, 172 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 17, 2018 23:22
4 years ago
6.1

10 km
59km / 37mi11 km NW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Apr 30, 2011 08:19
12 years ago
6.1

12 km
169km / 105mi390 km SW of PanamaMore
Jan 8, 2009 19:21
14 years ago
6.1

14 km
258km / 160mi17 km N of Alajuela, Costa RicaMore
Jan 6, 2006 03:39
17 years ago
6.1

7.4 km
192km / 119mi200 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Dec 30, 2005 18:26
17 years ago
6.1

10 km
104km / 65mi96 km S of Pedregal, David District, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 27, 2005 18:38
17 years ago
6.1

10 km
170km / 106mi179 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Feb 4, 2004 11:59
19 years ago
6.1

29 km
11km / 7mi50 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 9, 2001 00:47
21 years ago
6.1

10 km
159km / 99mi34 km NE of Changuinola, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, PanamaMore
Aug 25, 2001 02:02
21 years ago
6.1

25 km
74km / 46mi96 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 1, 1997 15:11
26 years ago
6.1

33 km
73km / 45mi73 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 9, 1983 15:53
40 years ago
6.1

39 km
19km / 12mi62 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jun 27, 1979 09:50
44 years ago
6.1

10 km
140km / 87mi142 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 13, 2021 09:42
1 year 38 weeks ago
6.0

10 km
185km / 115miNorth Pacific Ocean, 195 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 24, 2020 21:51
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6.0

24 km
249km / 155mi52 km S of Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
May 12, 2019 19:24
4 years ago
6.0

10 km
33km / 21mi3.6 km SW of La Bonita, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 2, 2014 16:13
9 years ago
6.0

32 km
67km / 41miNorth Pacific Ocean, 59 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jun 1, 2010 03:26
13 years ago
6.0

18 km
192km / 120mi12 km SW of Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Oct 22, 2009 00:51
13 years ago
6.0

18 km
176km / 110mi421 km SW of PanamaMore
Dec 21, 2005 14:32
17 years ago
6.0

7 km
184km / 115mi202 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 7, 2002 23:59
21 years ago
6.0

10 km
51km / 32mi82 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Feb 28, 1995 21:12
28 years ago
6.0

21 km
180km / 112mi173 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Feb 5, 1995 20:37
28 years ago
6.0

12 km
166km / 103mi182 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Dec 22, 1990 17:27
32 years ago
6.0

17 km
240km / 149miPuriscal, 25 km W of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 1988 03:44
35 years ago
6.0

23 km
92km / 57miBuenos Aires, Provincia de Puntarenas, 99 km S of Ciudad de Limon, Costa RicaMore
Sep 8, 1987 02:58
35 years ago
6.0

10 km
199km / 124mi213 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 26, 1983 20:18
39 years ago
6.0

10 km
120km / 75mi120 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Feb 13, 2012 10:55
11 years ago
5.9

16 km
175km / 109miNorth Pacific Ocean, 28 km S of Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 2009 21:03
14 years ago
5.9

17 km
50km / 31mi16 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 11, 2009 17:24
14 years ago
5.9

14 km
51km / 32mi16 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
May 1, 2006 07:47
17 years ago
5.9

13 km
18km / 11mi13 km S of Puerto Armuelles, Baru District, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jun 30, 2005 21:26
18 years ago
5.9

38 km
18km / 11mi49 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 17, 1998 03:57
24 years ago
5.9

17 km
71km / 44mi93 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jun 26, 1963 17:42
60 years ago
5.9

15 km
149km / 93mi371 km SW of PanamaMore
Apr 4, 1962 14:02
61 years ago
5.9

25 km
53km / 33mi73 km S of Canoas, Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 12, 1962 09:41
61 years ago
5.9

25 km
23km / 14mi2.2 km NW of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 9, 1952 20:36
71 years ago
5.9

20 km
127km / 79mi362 km SW of PanamaMore
Dec 6, 2014 17:21
8 years ago
5.8

10 km
31km / 20miNorth Pacific Ocean, 47 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 3, 2002 02:39
21 years ago
5.8

10 km
5km / 3mi47 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Aug 21, 1999 10:49
23 years ago
5.8

24 km
143km / 89mi57 km SW of San Isidro, Pérez Zeledon, Provincia de San José, Costa RicaMore
Mar 21, 1987 12:08
36 years ago
5.8

24 km
88km / 55miOsa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 69 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Feb 7, 1972 19:14
51 years ago
5.8

19 km
133km / 83mi101 km S of Isla Mesa Island, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Apr 25, 1969 03:34
54 years ago
5.8

27 km
124km / 77mi335 km SW of PanamaMore
Nov 14, 1961 04:42
61 years ago
5.8

15 km
109km / 68mi366 km SW of PanamaMore
Feb 5, 1961 15:38
62 years ago
5.8

35 km
37km / 23mi27 km SW of Isla de Los Higueros Island, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 20, 1959 04:21
64 years ago
5.8

35 km
13km / 8mi8.4 km NW of Puerto Armuelles, Baru District, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Oct 14, 1952 23:56
70 years ago
5.8

25 km
55km / 34mi48 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Jan 29, 2021 13:14
2 years ago
5.7

3 km
31km / 20miNorth Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, 72 km SW of David, PanamaMore
Sep 4, 2003 23:40
19 years ago
5.7

10 km
80km / 50mi65 km SE of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
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