Earthquakes in PanamaIn Panama there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
7 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Panama by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- Sept. 22, 2:50 pmMagnitude 4.6: 144 km south of Burica at a depth of ten km.
- Sept. 13, 1:41 pmMagnitude 5.2: 110 km southeast of Burica at a depth of 11.40 km.
Earthquakes in Panama since 1950The strongest earthquake in Panama happened on 07/26/1962 in the region Panama with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale.
|07/29/2015||Colombia (Unguia)||6 km||5.9||0|
|07/04/2009||Panama City||35 km||6.0||0|
|11/19/2008||Paso Canoa, David, Puerto Armuelles||20 km||6.1||0|
|12/25/2003||Puerto Armuelles||11 km||6.5||2|
|08/13/2003||Colon, Panama City||27 km||5.4||0|
|07/31/2002||Baru, Alanje, David; Costa Rica (Laurel)||44 km||6.5||0|
|05/04/1991||Changuinola, Almirante, Bocas Del Toro||54 km||6.2||0|
|07/01/1979||Puerto Armuelles||4 km||6.5||0|
|03/12/1962||Costa Rica-Panama||16 km||6.8||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.