M 4.9 in Panama on 11 Feb 2019 15:17 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 6.0568 , -82.667
Event Date: 11 Feb 2019 15:17 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jgb1
Inserted at: 11 Feb 2019 15:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Panama)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jgb1 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1248436 0 11 Feb 2019 15:17 4.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:16 NEIC
1248443 0 11 Feb 2019 15:17 4.9M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:40 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Panama , Province of Veraguas (population 220,203) .

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Veraguas Panama 220000 people
Chiriqui Panama 390000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 380000 people
Los Santos Panama 82000 people
Herrera Panama 100000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 100000 people
Cocle Panama 180000 people
Limon Costa Rica 250000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 1.2 million people
Colon Panama 180000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 350000 people
Panama Panama 1.2 million people
Heredia Costa Rica 300000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 570000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 220000 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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