M 6.1 in Panama on 17 Jul 2021 20:56 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 6.1M
Depth: 9.09 Km
Lat/Lon: 6.8776 , -82.6424
Event Date: 17 Jul 2021 20:56 UTC
17 Jul 2021 14:56 Local
Exposed Population: 450000 people in MMI>=IV
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us7000emzy
Inserted at: 17 Jul 2021 21:14 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Panama)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000emzy Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1386165 0 17 Jul 2021 20:56 6.1M, 9.09km 4.15 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 ,of Veraguas (population 220,203) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1386165 6.878/-82.642 6.1 9.1 4.145 17 Jul 2021 21:16 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1386165 6.878/-82.642 6.1 9.1 4.146 17 Jul 2021 22:08 01:12 (upd of #1)
3 0 1386165 6.878/-82.642 6.1 9.1 4.146 17 Jul 2021 23:01 02:05 (upd of #2)
4 0 1386165 6.878/-82.642 6.1 9.1 4.146 18 Jul 2021 21:01 1d 00:05 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Veraguas Panama 3500 people
Chiriqui Panama 330000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 47000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
El Trapiche Veraguas Panama Village - 121 km
Tallo Chiriquí Panama Village - 136 km
Quebrada Corotú Chiriquí Panama Village - 141 km
Boca Chica Chiriquí Panama Village - 156 km
Puerto Armuelles Chiriquí Panama Village 18000 people 157 km
San Bartolo Chiriquí Panama Village - 162 km
Pedregal Chiriquí Panama Village 16000 people 167 km
Horconcitos Chiriquí Panama Village <1000 people 167 km
Alanje Chiriquí Panama Village 1300 people 168 km
Pueblo Nuevo Chiriquí Panama Village - 169 km
Davalá Chiriquí Panama Village - 169 km
La Esperanza Chiriquí Panama Village - 170 km
Cerrillos Chiriquí Panama Village - 170 km
Santa Cruz Chiriquí Panama Village - 171 km
Chiriquí Chiriquí Panama Village - 171 km
San Lorenzo Chiriquí Panama Village - 171 km
Boca del Monte Chiriquí Panama Village - 173 km
David Chiriquí Panama Major city 82000 people 173 km
San Félix Chiriquí Panama Village - 173 km
Remedios Chiriquí Panama Village <1000 people 174 km
Las Lajas Chiriquí Panama Village 1200 people 174 km
Progreso Chiriquí Panama Village 2100 people 175 km
Sitio Lázaro Chiriquí Panama Village - 176 km
Carrizal Veraguas Panama Village - 177 km
Divala Chiriquí Panama Village - 178 km
La Cuesta Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 179 km
Boquerón Chiriquí Panama Village 3100 people 180 km
Santo Domingo Chiriquí Panama Village 1100 people 181 km
El Alto de Escárrea Chiriquí Panama Village - 181 km
Concepción Chiriquí Panama City - 181 km
Alto de Gariché Chiriquí Panama Village - 184 km
Capacho Chiriquí Panama Village - 184 km
Gualaca Chiriquí Panama Village 2700 people 186 km
Guarumalito Veraguas Panama Village - 187 km
Dolega Chiriquí Panama Village 1600 people 188 km
Cueta Chiriquí Panama Village - 191 km
Unión Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 194 km
Potrerillos Chiriquí Panama Village - 195 km
Caldera Chiriquí Panama Village - 198 km
Potrerillos Arriba Chiriquí Panama Village 1000 people 201 km
El Hato del Volcán Chiriquí Panama Village - 209 km

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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)
Puerto Armuelles 13 0
Enrique Malek International DAV 27 Civ. Paved Yes 5900
Gualaca 152 0
Coto 47 OTR 8 Civ. Paved No 3200
La Plantacion 10 0
Las Tierras Altas 1524 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Co Doq Island Panama
Parida Island Panama
Puerto Armuelles PAAML Panama
Pedregal PAPED Panama
San Juan Panama

More information

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