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Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - 9.8 km southeast of Changuinola, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:49 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - 9.8 km southeast of Changuinola, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:49 pm (GMT -5) Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - 9.8 km southeast of Changuinola, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:49 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 7 km depth

27 Jan 00:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
27 Jan 01:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 7.0 km (from 0.6 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 27, 2023 00:49:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:49 pm (GMT -5)
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.367°N / 82.458°W (Changuinola District, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama)
Antipode9.367°S / 97.542°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoBaru (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) E of Valle Junquito (Bocas del Toro) (pop: 358) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) SE of Empalme (Bocas del Toro) (pop: 11,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) NW of Almirante (Changuinola District, Bocas del Toro) (pop: 8,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) SE of Changuinola (Bocas del Toro) (pop: 18,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SE of Guabito (Bocas del Toro) (pop: 1,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) W of Bocas del Toro (pop: 5,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Riverside (Bocas del Toro) (pop: 1,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
325 km (202 mi) W of Panama (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 23.7°C (75 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 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.
3.67 kmPanama: 23 Km Al Oeste De Bocas Del Toro, PanamáINETER
3.913 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionRaspberryShake
3.713 km9 Km Al Sur De Changuinola, Panama.RSN


Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 194 km / 121 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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