M 6.8 Off-shore on 21 May 2023 14:56 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1375019
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -43.4362 , 39.3676
Event Date: 21 May 2023 14:56 UTC
21 May 2023 17:56 Local
Exposed Population:
Inserted at: 21 May 2023 15:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us6000kdmq Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 270 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Terremoto sacude la frontera entre Panamá y Colombia2023-05-25T15:03+0200.

Caracas.- "Aclaramos que, de acuerdo con la Autoridad Marítima colombiana, este sismo no representa amenaza de tsunami", indicó el Servicio Geológico. Varios terremotos sacudieron en la noche del miércoles la zona fronteriza entre Colombia
Perú: se registró un sismo de magnitud 3.5 en Lima2023-05-25T14:52+0200.

Perú se localiza en la zona conocida como Cinturón de Fuego del Pacífico , región que concentra el 75% de los volcanes que existen en el mundo y donde suceden aproximadamente el 80% de los movimientos telúricos más fuertes del mundo. El tam
Strong Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes in Caribbean Just Off Border B ... 2023-05-25T14:38+0200.

PANAMA CITY—A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Wednesday night in the Caribbean Sea just off the Panama-Colombia border, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no immediate word on whether were any injuries o
Séisme de magnitude 6,6 à la frontière colombo-panaméenne2023-05-25T14:01+0200.

Un tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,6 a frappé mercredi 24 mai au soir une zone reculée à la frontière entre la Colombie et le Panama, selon le Service géologique américain (USGS), sans victimes ni dégâts signalés dans un premier temps.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (91), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (3), INFORM (2), NOAA (1),