Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South of Panama on Saturday, 6 December 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km SSW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, sábado, 06 dic. 2014

Este terremoto probablemente fue un premonitor del terremoto M 6.6 terremoto: Océano Pacífico Norte, 59 km al suroeste de David, Panamá Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:54 que siguió después de 1 dia 16 horas.
Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km SSW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, sábado, 06 dic. 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 17:29 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Dec 6 21:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.9 a 5.8.
Fecha & hora: 6 Dec 2014 17:21:49 UTC
Magnitud: 5.8
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 8.06°N / 82.65°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Panamá)
Volcán mas cercano: Baru (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km al E de Canegua (pop: 14) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
34 km al SE de El Palmar (pop: 11,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
40 km al S de Divala (pop: 2,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
41 km al SO de Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
47 km al SSO de David (pop: 82,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
48 km al SSE de Progreso (PA.02.0419) (pop: 2,210) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
50 km al SO de Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
50 km al S de La Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
79 km al S de Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
360 km al OSO de Panamá (pop: 408,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
37 km al SO de Isla de Los Higueros Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
281 km al O de Isla Farallon del Chiru Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.810 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionGFZ
M 6.014 km18km E of Punta de Burica, PanamaUSGS
M 6.014 kmE of Punta de Burica, PanamaGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (41)

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Playa Hermosa (271.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was in the night. I live in a bungalow that is built on wooden stilts. The bungalow was swaying back and forth for quite a long time...probably 45 seconds. At one point, it became slightly stronger and I paused to see if I needed to take cover and then it weakened again.
Boquete, Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Manuel Antonio / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We were sleeping and felt it between 2 and 3
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica (89.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Also disturbed the birds in the trees.
David, Chiriquí, Panamá / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : In classroom at U.Latina. Noticeable movement of structure. Several exterior tiles shaken from walls. SINAPROC called in to evaluate damage.
Gariche, Chiriqui, Panama / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was writing an email at my laptop when suddenly my hands moved left and right, the pool splashed out water and some stuff in the kitchen moved and fell down. I heared also some noise comming from the house and I even saw the palm trees moving but definitely not from the wind. My girlfriend had problems with balance during cleaning the mirror and felt sea sick afterwards. This was my first earthquake and a really strong one. Only for 5 seconds but memorable forever.
Las Lajas, Chiriquí / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Car in carport moved a little bit back and forth.
bocastown (149.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bocas del toro panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were in our room at Hotel Olas....which is built on pilings over the water. Three stories high and our room is located on the second floor....we experienced shaking and swaying and a vibration like the spin cycle of a eashing machine.
El Valle / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Seated outdoors at a restaurant, we felt swaying back and forth for about a minute. definitely noticeable as an earthquake.
Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was like a hard fast jolt and induced dizziness (everyone in our office mentioned feeling dizzy)strong and fast.
David, Chiriqui. Very strong, a few objects fell d / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very strong, a few objects fell down from shelves, strongest here for me so far in seven years
Casselberry, FL / Light shaking (MMI IV) : dizziness in N E balance for a minute . knew something happened...somewhere
Pejibaye, Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bocas del Toro / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I feld in my leg's that the Building lightly sweaping and i feld a little dizzy.
volcan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Lajas Adentro / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We felt this time a long shake and we had waves in the pool. We thought it is a 6.
La Chorrera, Panamá, Panamá / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My rocking chair was swinging backwards and forwards.
Playa la Barqueta, near Alanje, Chiriqui, Panama (28.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The bed was shaking and knocking against the wall. Bowl whole house was swaying I'm on the second floor I had trouble standing up. The water in the swimming pool sloshed out. The chandelier swung wildly.
Chiriqui David Panama / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Went outside. Picture fell and house made popping sound.
Boca del Drago, Bocas del Toro, Panama / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it and were surprised
Colon / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Punta Paitilla / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Building swayed lightly in Punta Paitilla. Just about the same time.
Boquete / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
boquete panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt light one point a small slide.lasted for about ten seconds
Punta Paitilla (359.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting at computer on 14th floor, Punta Paitilla, Panama. Sunday, Dec 6 at just about 12:30 pm local time . Felt dizzy and swaying, suddenly dawned on me that it wasn't me, because the window blinds were also swaying, and moments later I heard my wife in the other room started exclaiming that there was a tremor. Lasted only about 6 seconds.
David / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Panama City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Panama (Panama, 369 km E of epicenter) : Our building swayed. (reported through EMSC)
Savegre (Costa Rica, 197 km NW of epicenter) : Just felt my bed shaking for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
Boquete (Panama, 85 km N of epicenter) : It seemed stronger and lasted longer than other earthquakes I have felt here during the last seven years. It started out rolling and then spiked in the middle. (reported through EMSC)
Panama (Panama, 363 km E of epicenter) : One big sway of the building, forward and back, just once, very noticeable. Everyone else in the building felt it as well. Entire event over in five seconds, no noticeable aftershock. (reported through EMSC)
Rio Hato (Panama, 279 km E of epicenter) : Nô, I am from California and we experience few of them since 1971. But this was the first time inside a tall building apartment.. And I was kind of concern regarding the earthquake construction safety codes in Panama ! (reported through EMSC)
Veraguas (Panama, 216 km NE of epicenter) : I was sitting still in a soft recliner, when a mild but very perceptible swaying of the chair began, lasting for 3 - 5 seconds, maybe longer. (reported through EMSC)
Horconcitos (Panama, 65 km NE of epicenter) : I was standing outside and the ground started moving. I was outside the car but it was swaying.. (reported through EMSC)
Guarumal (Panama, 37 km NE of epicenter) : The earthquake was felt under our feet for a sustained period, maybe 40 seconds or so. Water was splashing violently out of the pool approximately a meter above the pool. The house felt like it was riding a wave on the ocean. I felt a little seasick afterwards. (reported through EMSC)
Bocas del Toro Province (Panama, 157 km N of epicenter) : My husband felt a slight nausea, and then realized our home was swaying ever so slightly. (reported through EMSC)
Alto Boquete (Panama, 82 km N of epicenter) : Longer shake than usual for the area (reported through EMSC)
Almirante (Panama, 144 km N of epicenter) : length of time seemed long and was of a concern (reported through EMSC)
Boquete (Panama, 87 km N of epicenter) : there were several waves some side to sde and other up and down (reported through EMSC)
Chiriqui (Panama, 59 km NE of epicenter) : Ballancements de droite a gauche uniquement. (reported through EMSC)
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