Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Panama on 2/18/2018 2:55:32 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 18 Feb 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Panama on 18 Feb 2018 14:55 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M5.1Depth: 3.29 KmEvent Date UTC: 18 Feb 2018 14:55Exposed Population: About 9000 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Panama, Province of Darien (population 38,781). The distance to the nearest coast is 61km. The nearest places are Escondido (67km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Punta Cocos (73km), Jaque (runway 4300ft, 74km), Sambu (77km), and San Miguel (97km). There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 1500 people 0 50 km no people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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