Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 4.7 Earthquake – North Pacific Ocean, 65 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 6:26 p.m. (GMT -5)
April 20 23:34 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 7 minutes.
April 20 11:35 PM: Now uses data updates from GFZ
April 20 11:58 PM: Now uses USGS data updates
The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km below the epicenter near David, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 5:26 p.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network which also listed the quake at magnitude 4.7. A third agency, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), reported the same magnitude 5.3 quake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It must not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling off shelves, glass breaking, etc.
In Limones (320 inhab.) located 5 km from the epicentre, Punta de Burica (1,400 inhab.) at 11 km, Puerto Armuelles (11,700 inhab.) at 18 km and El Palmar (4,500 inhab.) at 22 km, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight jolt.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Manaca Civil (pop. 1,200) located 25 km from the epicenter, Divala (pop. 2,500) at 39 km, Concepcion (pop. 17,700) at 54 km, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) at 60 km, and David (82,000 inhab.) at 63 km.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update the magnitude and depth if these change and will follow up if other major earthquake news becomes available. If you are in the area, please let us know about your experience through our reporting mechanism, online or through our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the world who wants to learn more about this earthquake.