Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South of Panama on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 at 16:49 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South of Panama on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 at 16:49 (GMT)

Moderate 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: 16 Sep 2014 04:49:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.6°N / 82.4°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) S of Guarumal (Alanje) (pop: 1,580)
92 km (57 mi) S of David (pop: 82,000)
93 km (58 mi) SSE of El Palmar (pop: 4,540)
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Divalá (Distrito de Alanje) (pop: 2,510)
97 km (60 mi) S of Bágala (pop: 910)
104 km (65 mi) SSE of La Concepción (pop: 17,700)
319 km (198 mi) SE of San José (Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000)
353 km (219 mi) WSW of Panamá (pop: 408,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmSouth of PanamaGFZ
M 5.130 km SOUTH OF PANAMAEMSC
M 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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