Nov 17, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:10km) in Panama at 11/17/2016 8:22:45 AM

Green Earthquake in Panama


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 4.6M, Depth:10km
  • 17 Nov 2016 08:22:45 UTC
  • 370335 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 7.6937, -82.3803
  • Time (UTC): 17 Nov 2016 08:22:45
  • Time (ECT): 17 Nov 2016 09:22:45

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Panama, Province of Chiriqui (population 391,788). The distance to the nearest coast is 59km. The nearest places are Isla Torta (59km), Boca Chica (60km), Puerto Real (61km), Boquita (65km), Charco Azul (65km), and 4 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Enrique Malek International (runway 5900ft, 77km), Puerto Armuelles (82km), and Gualaca (94km). The nearest ports are Parida Island (46km), Co Doq Island (71km), Pedregal (74km), Puerto Armuelles (83km), and San Juan (87km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 6700 people 0
50 km <1000 people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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