Important historic earthquakes (until 2013) in Panama

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

Earthquakes Panama

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 19 03:07 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama Oct 18 04:14 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 09 00:30 3.4 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Panama Oct 08 09:06 4.5 10 MAP
GEOFON South Of Panama Oct 08 09:06 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 04 01:56 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 01 21:22 4.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Of Panama Sep 27 08:10 3.5 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 24 08:19 3.0 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 23 03:26 3.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 20 23:56 3.1 6 MAP
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 20 23:55 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 20 04:13 3.5 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pedasi, Panama Sep 17 15:33 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Panama Sep 11 09:37 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 09 17:22 3.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 08 15:26 3.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Sep 07 11:14 3.8 1 MAP
USGS Yaviza, Panama Sep 07 01:47 5.6 10 MAP
GEOFON Panama-colombia Border Region Sep 07 01:47 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 03 01:28 3.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 01 22:46 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Panama Aug 29 10:21 4.0 14 MAP
USGS San Felix, Panama Aug 29 10:21 4.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 24 03:57 3.3 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 22 04:12 3.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 21 13:53 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Panama-colombia Border Region Aug 18 19:39 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 18 19:14 3.7 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 18 18:28 4.2 24 MAP
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 18 18:18 4.5 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 18 18:17 4.2 23 MAP
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 18 17:51 3.1 18 MAP
EMSC South Of Panama Aug 17 01:57 3.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS South Of Panama Aug 14 23:49 5.1 10 MAP
GEOFON South Of Panama Aug 14 23:49 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Panama Aug 14 23:49 5.1 33 MAP
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 09 13:21 3.6 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama Aug 06 17:58 5.0 53 MAP
GEOFON Panama Aug 06 17:58 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Panama City - Strong shaking
  • Panama City - Rhythmic shaking for 5-10 seconds. No property damage.
  • GEOFON South Of Panama Aug 01 08:52 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 22 02:32 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jaque, Panama Jul 15 23:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Jul 15 01:03 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palmira, Panama Jul 10 19:18 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Jun 25 03:33 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 24 07:57 3.5 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Jun 22 19:12 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 21 00:49 3.8 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 20 04:35 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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