miércoles, 31 de enero de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Panama on 1/31/2018 4:41:52 PM

M 5.1 in Panama on 31 Jan 2018 16:41 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: M5.1
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 31 Jan 2018 16:41
  • Exposed Population: About 94000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Panama, Province of Los Santos (population 82,929). The distance to the nearest coast is 36km. The nearest places are Punta Mala (37km), Pedasí (1800 people , 40km), Limón (41km), Mariabé (45km), Punta del Tigre (46km), and 18 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Augusto Vergara (79km), and Chitre (99km). The nearest ports are Pedasi (57km).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 28000 people 1
50 km 3400 people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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