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

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 21 03:19 3.6 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Panama Nov 20 05:14 3.6 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Of Panama Nov 17 21:43 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS South Of Panama Nov 16 20:18 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Panama Nov 16 20:18 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 16 11:45 3.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 14 09:56 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 10 04:07 3.7 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 06 19:49 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 26 22:56 3.9 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 26 02:04 3.6 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 19 20:45 3.7 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Panama Oct 15 18:35 3.3 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 13 14:02 3.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 13 03:03 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 09 05:01 3.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 06 07:55 3.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gomez, Panama Oct 03 23:43 4.2 30 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 03 23:43 4.2 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa La Barqueta, Guarumal - 4 or 5 seconds? Did not time it
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 01 17:56 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 30 20:39 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 30 01:29 3.7 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • David - I felt it like one shaking wave and it stops.
  • EMSC South Of Panama Sep 28 16:07 3.4 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Panamá, Chorrillo. - Me encontraba dando clases en el Inadhe del Chorrillo, frente a la cinta costera 3 en ciudad de Panamá. A eso de las 11:03 am sentí que tembló por un segundo con unos microsegundos. solo 4 personas lo lograron sentir. Pero igual, nos alertamos.
  • Panamá, Chorrillo. - Por un segundo sentimos el sismo en Cinta costera.
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 27 10:34 4.0 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ustupo, Panama Sep 23 09:19 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It
  • wacuco panama - no damage, 3:25 am 23 sept
  • Guacuco, Panama - Light shaking
  • EMSC South Of Panama Sep 17 08:17 4.6 23 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Felix, Panama Sep 17 08:17 4.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Sep 15 09:31 3.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 05 11:28 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It
  • Boquete - Felt it coming, built in strength, but still a weak earthquake here.
  • USGS Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 05 11:28 4.5 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 05 11:28 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama Aug 31 02:40 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama Aug 31 02:40 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Porvenir, Panama Aug 31 02:40 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Aug 26 08:12 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Sunnyvale - 1 second very brief
  • GEOFON South Of Panama Aug 26 08:12 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Portobelo, Panama Aug 25 00:43 4.1 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama Aug 25 00:43 4.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Panama City - first floor. sideways movement. it was quick. did not last
  • GEOFON Panama Aug 25 00:43 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Aug 16 10:38 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Jul 21 03:14 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It
  • Seine Bight - Could feel vibration in the floor of the house and watched water vibrate in a glass. Around 11:00 am local 20 July 2017, no damage, lasted approximately 2 minutes, steady vibration like someone tapping a foot.
  • EMSC South Of Panama Jul 21 03:14 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Panama Jul 10 01:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Of Panama Jul 10 01:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Jul 10 01:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON North Of Panama Jul 08 15:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC North Of Panama Jul 08 15:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama Jun 28 21:14 4.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Panama Jun 26 06:59 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Of Panama Jun 26 06:59 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It

    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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