M 5.7 in Panama on 31 Jan 2018 16:37 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 7.2307 , -79.6307
Event Date: 31 Jan 2018 16:37 UTC
Exposed Population: About 51000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000crtj
Inserted at: 31 Jan 2018 16:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4 (PAN)

Earthquake impact details: population near epicentre

The earthquake happened in Panama ,of Los Santos (population 82,929) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1196547 7.231/-79.631 5.7 10 4.21 31 Jan 2018 16:58 00:21 (new episode)
2 0.01 1196547 7.231/-79.631 5.7 10 4.21 31 Jan 2018 18:40 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Los Santos Panama 81000 people
Herrera Panama 55000 people
Cocle Panama <1000 people
Los Santos Panama 12000 people
Veraguas Panama 250000 people
Herrera Panama 61000 people
Cocle Panama 240000 people
Panama Panama 1.8 million people
Darien Panama 52000 people
Choco Colombia 59000 people
Colon Panama 250000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 19000 people
San Blas Panama 22000 people
Chiriqui Panama 200000 people
Antioquia Colombia 270000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Limón Los Santos Panama Village5 - 54 km
Pedasí Los Santos Panama Village5 1800 people 55 km
Mariabé Los Santos Panama Village5 - 61 km
Los Asientos Los Santos Panama Village5 - 64 km
Pocrí Los Santos Panama Village5 - 72 km
La Candeleria Los Santos Panama Village5 - 80 km
Bajo Corral Los Santos Panama Village5 - 81 km
El Bajito Los Santos Panama Village5 - 84 km
El Muñoz Los Santos Panama Village5 - 90 km
El Cacao Los Santos Panama Village5 - 91 km
Las Tablas Los Santos Panama Major city 8400 people 93 km
El Jobo Los Santos Panama Village5 - 97 km
La Pita Los Santos Panama Village5 - 102 km
Sabana Grande Los Santos Panama Village5 - 105 km
Chitré Herrera Panama Major city 7900 people 119 km
Bijao Herrera Panama Village5 - 122 km
El Coro Los Santos Panama Village5 - 97 km
Buena Vista Los Santos Panama Village5 - 98 km
Bajo de Güera Los Santos Panama Village5 - 113 km
Macaracas Los Santos Panama Village5 2100 people 116 km
El Melón Herrera Panama Village5 - 122 km
La Llana Abajo Herrera Panama Village5 - 126 km
Los Planes Veraguas Panama Village5 - 131 km
Pesé Herrera Panama Village4 2600 people 132 km
París Herrera Panama Village5 - 136 km
Portobelillo Herrera Panama Village5 - 137 km
Llano de la Cruz Herrera Panama Village5 - 138 km
Santa Clara Coclé Panama Village5 - 138 km
Las Minas Herrera Panama Village5 1000 people 139 km
La Seca Veraguas Panama Village5 - 139 km
Río Hato Coclé Panama Village5 - 140 km
Cabuya Herrera Panama Village5 - 141 km
El Guanicp Herrera Panama Village5 - 141 km
El Espavecito Panamá Panama Village5 - 142 km
Palo Seco Herrera Panama Village5 - 142 km
Palo Verde Coclé Panama Village5 - 143 km
San Carlos Panamá Panama Village5 <1000 people 143 km
El Salto Veraguas Panama Village5 - 143 km
Potuga Herrera Panama Village5 - 143 km
Los Pantanos Coclé Panama Village5 - 144 km
El Higuito de la Cañada Herrera Panama Village5 - 146 km
El Rincón Herrera Panama Village5 - 146 km
Playa Coronado Panamá Panama Village5 - 147 km
Antón Coclé Panama Village4 8500 people 147 km
Ocú Herrera Panama Village4 8300 people 149 km
El Limón Cocle Panama Village5 - 149 km
Gorgona Panamá Panama Village5 - 149 km
El Toro Herrera Panama Village5 - 149 km
El Retiro Coclé Panama Village5 - 149 km
Llano Grande Coclé Panama Village5 - 150 km
Aguadulce Coclé Panama Village4 16000 people 150 km
Chame Panamá Panama Village5 2200 people 151 km
Las Huertas Herrera Panama Village5 - 151 km
Otoque Oriente Panamá Panama Village5 - 152 km
La Boca de Chame Panamá Panama Village5 - 152 km
El Guayabito Panamá Panama Village5 - 152 km
El Coco Coclé Panama Village5 1000 people 152 km
Pocrí Coclé Panama Village5 - 152 km
La Mesa Panamá Panama Village5 - 152 km
El Solar Coclé Panama Village5 - 153 km
Ingenio de la Estrella Coclé Panama Village5 - 153 km
Los Canelos Veraguas Panama Village5 - 153 km
El Gago Coclé Panama Village5 - 154 km
El Olivo Herrera Panama Village5 - 154 km
El Estero de San José Coclé Panama Village5 - 154 km
Tranquilla Coclé Panama Village5 - 154 km
El Rincón Panamá Panama Village5 - 155 km
Calabacito Panamá Panama Village5 - 155 km
El Limón Herrera Panama Village5 - 155 km
Capellanía Coclé Panama Village5 - 156 km
Chorrerita Coclé Panama Village5 - 156 km
Natá Coclé Panama Village4 6000 people 156 km
El Barrero Veraguas Panama Village5 - 156 km
Las Guabas Coclé Panama Village5 - 156 km
Chupampa Herrera Panama Village5 - 157 km
Llano de Mariato Veraguas Panama Village5 - 158 km
Palo Verde Coclé Panama Village5 - 158 km
Bajo del Río Panamá Panama Village5 - 159 km
Aroma Panamá Panama Village5 - 159 km
El Harino Coclé Panama Village5 - 159 km
Marica Arriba Coclé Panama Village5 - 160 km
La Cruz Coclé Panama Village5 - 160 km
Bajo del Higo Panamá Panama Village5 - 160 km
Los Carillos Veraguas Panama Village5 - 161 km
Chicá Panamá Panama Village5 - 162 km
Río Grande Coclé Panama Village5 - 162 km
Penonomé Coclé Panama Major city 16000 people 162 km
El Hato de San Juan de Dios Coclé Panama Village5 - 163 km
Cerro Colorado Coclé Panama Village5 - 163 km
Cortezo Coclé Panama Village5 - 163 km
Guías Abajo Veraguas Panama Village5 - 163 km
El Caño Coclé Panama Village5 - 163 km
Cruces Panamá Panama Village5 - 164 km
La Lagunita Panamá Panama Village5 - 165 km
El Pinzón Veraguas Panama Village5 - 165 km
Ponuga Veraguas Panama Village5 - 165 km
Churuquita Grande Coclé Panama Village4 1600 people 166 km
Cermeño Coclé Panama Village5 - 166 km
Rancho Carge Panamá Panama Village5 - 166 km
Sofre Coclé Panama Village5 - 166 km
Tué Coclé Panama Village5 - 166 km
Toza Coclé Panama Village5 - 167 km
El Olivo Coclé Panama Village5 - 168 km
Atalaya Veraguas Panama Village5 2800 people 168 km
Cermeño Panamá Panama Village5 - 169 km
Corocital Panamá Panama Village5 - 170 km
La Campana Panamá Panama Village5 - 170 km
El Villano Veraguas Panama Village5 - 170 km
La Raya de Calobre Veraguas Panama Village5 - 171 km
Taboga Panamá Panama Village5 <1000 people 172 km
Montijo Veraguas Panama Village5 1800 people 172 km
Llano de la Cruz Veraguas Panama Village5 - 172 km
El Espino Coclé Panama Village5 - 173 km
Las Lajitas Coclé Panama Village5 - 173 km
Playa Leona Panamá Panama Village5 - 173 km
Sagrejá Coclé Panama Village5 - 175 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Augusto Vergara 21 0
Chitre CTD 3 0
Punta Cocos 20 0
Rio Hato 31 Civ. Paved No 4300
Aguadulce 42 0
Chame 43 0
Ingenio Santa Rosa 37 0
San Miguel NMG unknown 0
La Plantacion 10 0
Penonome 86 0
Jaque JQE 9 Civ. Unpaved No 4300
Sambu SAX unknown 0
Ruben Cantu 83 Civ. Paved No 3100
Balboa / Howard AFB BLB 16 0
Albrook 9 0
Tocumen International 13 Civ. Paved No 5800
Panama City Metropolitan PTY 41 Civ. Paved Yes 10000
Cap Ramon Xatruch 9 0
Calzada Larga 120 0
Santa Fe SFW unknown 0
La Joya Nr 1 53 0
Achutupo ACU unknown 0
Yaviza PYV unknown 0
Rio Sidra RSI unknown 0
Colon ONX 8 Civ. Paved Yes 6000
Carti CTE unknown 0
Mandinga 5 0
Rio Alzucar RIZ unknown 0
San Blas NBL unknown 0
Rio Tigre RIT unknown 0
Tupile TUE unknown 0
Bahia Cupica BHF unknown 0
Ustupo UTU unknown 0
El Porvenir PVE unknown 0
Corazon de Jesus CZJ unknown 0
Apartado APO unknown 0
Nargana NGN unknown 0
Jose Celestino Mutis BSC 24 Civ. Paved Yes 3900
Playon Chico PYC unknown 0
Mulatupo MPP unknown 0
Mamitupo MPI unknown 0
Ailigandi AIL unknown 0
Acandi ACD 15 Civ. Unpaved No 3900
Unguia UNC unknown 0
Santa Maria SMC unknown 0
Chigorodo IGO unknown 0
Uraba 30 Civ. Paved Yes 7100
Nueva Colonia 15 0
Enrique Malek International DAV 27 Civ. Paved Yes 5900

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Pedasi Panama
Aguadulce PAAGD Panama
Taboga Island Panama
Taboguilla Island Panama
Vacamonte PAVAC Panama
Porto Caimito Panama
Venado Island Panama
Naos Island Panama
Balboa PABLB Panama
Porto Trinidad Panama
Rio Abajo Panama
Paraiso PAPAI Panama
Los Cedros Panama
Las Cascadas Panama
Gigante Panama
Lagarterito Panama
Jurado Colombia
Cuipo Panama
La Palma PAPLP Panama
Colorado Island Panama
Escobal Panama
Madden Dam Panama
El Real PAELE Panama
Monte Lirio Panama
Gatun PAGTN Panama
San Cristobal Panama
Belen Panama
Cristobal PACTB Panama
Colon PAONX Panama
Co Doq Island Panama
Payardi PAPAY Panama
Rio Viejo PAPBM Panama
Puerto Bello Panama
San Juan Panama
Bahia Solarno Colombia
Pinos Panama
Acandi Colombia
Pedregal PAPED Panama

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