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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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.