Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 76 km southeast of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 16:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 76 km southeast of Limones, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 16:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Sep 16:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Sep 16 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Date & time: Sep 16, 2014 16:49:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.6°N / 82.4°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Antipode: 7.6°S / 97.6°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) SE of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Guarumal (pop: 1,580) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SE of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Divala (pop: 2,510) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) WSW of Isla del Rey Island (pop: 1,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.110 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
5.130 km SOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
5.142 km73km SE of Punta de Burica, PanamaUSGS

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Lajas Adentro Chiriqui Panama (353 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shake was stron enough to be felt and the water in the pool was building waves, normaly a sign for a heavy earthquake, min 5  
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