M 6.7 in Panama on 21 Jul 2021 21:15 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: 6.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Event Date: 21 Jul 2021 21:15 UTC
21 Jul 2021 15:15 Local
Exposed Population: 190000 people in MMI V
About 25000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000exs5
Inserted at: 21 Jul 2021 22:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score:
4 (Panama)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Panama= 4; Costa Rica= 2.7

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.1 0.1
us6000exs5 Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0.17m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.17m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.87      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1386812 0.1 21 Jul 2021 21:15 7M, 33km N/A 3 thousand (in 100km) 0.1m (at 00:57) 00:17 PTWC
1386813 0 21 Jul 2021 21:15 7M, 33km N/A 4 thousand (in 100km) 0.1m (at 00:57) 00:22 NTWC
1386819 0.3 21 Jul 2021 21:15 6.8M, 10km N/A less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0.4m (at 00:10) 00:32 NEIC
1386831 0.1 21 Jul 2021 21:15 6.7M, 10km 5.53 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0.2m (at 00:12) 01:15 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.

Tsunami affected locations

The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.2m in Quebrada del Medio, Panama. This height is estimated for 21-Jul-2021 21:27:65.

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
21-Jul-2021 21:27:65 Quebrada del Medio Panama  0.2
21-Jul-2021 21:48:72 Puerto Real Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:28:47 Tallo Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:28:47 Quebrada de Tallo Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:50:16 El Jobo Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:28:31 Quebrada Corotu Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:48:82 Sabana Bonita Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:48:82 Mata Hambre Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:48:82 Carrizales Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:48:82 Paja Blanca Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:48:82 La Barqueta Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:50:29 Palo Grande Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:50:29 Los Pocitos Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:50:29 Cacao Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:50:29 Piedra Hincada Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:30:72 Yerbazales Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 Corotu Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 Monte Verde Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 La Represa Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 Agua Buena Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 Puerto Armuelles Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 Carcache Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:36:91 Palo Blanco Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:30:07 Mellicita Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:34:91 Quebrada Seca Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:47:13 La Trinchera Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:29:83 El Atrocho Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:30:47 Merida Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:40:34 Salado de Los Guavos Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 21:49:85 El Cabimo Panama  0.1
21-Jul-2021 22:14:53 Finca Bella Vista Panama  0.1

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Initial conditions

Title: ""M 6.7, 68 km S of Punta de Burica, Panama""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 35 km
  • Width: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 6.7 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1 m
  • Strike: 309 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 3 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 10 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -85.789, 4.416, -79.789, 10.416
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.5 minutes

Sea Level

More information

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  • Montecarlo:
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